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- n. encystment
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- n. Encystment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as encystment.
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And if it be objected that encystation and spore-formation in the Protozoa are not always preceded by conjugation, the answer would be that neither is oviparous propagation in the Metazoa invariably preceded by fertilization.
You will use tagged mutagenesis to identify genes that control encystation, in combination with a range of biochemical and cell-biological approaches to assess gene function.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a 3-year project aimed at elucidating the molecular mechanisms of encystation in social amoebas and pathogenic protists.
Yahiaoui B, Dzierszinski F, Bernigaud A, Slomianny C, Camus D, et al. (1999) Isolation and characterization of a subtractive library enriched for developmentally regulated transcripts expressed during encystation of Toxoplasma gondii.
"conjugation" is usually (though by no means invariably) followed by a period of quiescent "encystation"; after which the contents of the cyst escape in the form of a number of minute particles, or "spores," and these severally develope into the parent type.