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Description of Herpetomonas

Kinetoplastid flagellates, one host, promastigote stage dominant over opisthomastigotes in which the flagellum courses through a long pocket running the length of the flagellate's body, parasites of Diptera and possibly other groups of insects; type species is Herpetomonas muscarum (Leidy) Kent, from house flies and other muscids.

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