Cell Shape

Anterior Rostrum
A pointed projection at the extreme anterior end of the cell.


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Trichonympha agilis
I_BTF13

Fusiform
The cell is widest at the middle and tapered at both ends; shaped like a spindle.


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Holomastigotes elongatum
I_BTF3

Lanceolate
Shaped like a lance; the cell is much longer than wide and has tapered ends.


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Dinenympha gracilis
I_BTF2

Oval
Round.


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Monocercomonas sp
I_BTF6

Pyriform
Pear-shaped; one end pointed and the other has a round blunt end.


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Pyrsonympha vertens
I_BTF9