Comprehensive Description

Read full entry

Description of Trigonomonas

Hexamatine diplomonads, triangular or spindle-shaped (8-30µm), often twisted spirally, with the posterior end of the body flattened; only 3 flagella are inserted at the base of each nuclei; one flagellum is longer than others and used for locomotion; cytostomal grooves extend from the flagella emergence to the posterior of the cell; moving contractile vacuole; while swimming, the cell rotates about the longitudinal axis; cysts smouth; feed osmotrophically and several species live in freshwater rich in organic matter.


Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)


Source: BioPedia

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!