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Description of Monocercomonoides

Small (5-15µm) oval to pyriform flagellates with 4 flagella extended in 2 pairs; one flagellum is recurrent or trailing; preaxostylar lamina is applied against the spherical anterior nucleus which contains a central endosome; large pelta caps the anterior part and the slender axostyle originating from the preaxostyle traverses the cell and protrudes from the posterior end; ingests bacteria or wood and also feeds by pinocytosis; in insect guts and in the digestive tract of vertebrates: cattle, rodents, reptiles, amphibia.

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