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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  • Liu Y, Englund PT (2007) The rotational dynamics of kinetoplast DNA replication.

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  • Degrave W, Fragoso SP, Britto C, van Heuverswyn H, Kidane GZ, et al. (1988) Peculiar sequence organization of kinetoplast DNA minicircles from

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  • Degrave W, Morel C, Simpson L (1989) Sensitive detection and schizodeme classification of Trypanosoma cruzi cells by amplification of kinetoplast minicircle DNA sequences: use in diagnosis of Chagas 'disease.

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  • Ray DS (2008) Structure of discontinuities in kinetoplast DNA-associated minicircles during S phase in Crithidia fasciculate.

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