from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An independently replicating structure lying near the base of the flagellum in certain protozoans.
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- n. A disk-shaped mass of circular DNA inside a large mitochondrion, found specifically in protozoa of the class Kinetoplastea - (kinetoplastids)
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Infections in humans occur where people live in close proximity to blood-sucking insect (Hemiptera; Triatominae) transmitters of An impressive feature of virulent T. cruzi is the high amount of extra-nuclear mitochondrial DNA known as the kinetoplast (kDNA), accounting for 15 to 30% of the total cellular DNA, with a massive number of minicircles in a catenated network
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Ray DS (2008) Structure of discontinuities in kinetoplast DNA-associated minicircles during S phase in Crithidia fasciculate.