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Noun1.hypermastigote - flagellate symbiotic in the intestines of e.g. termites
flagellate, flagellate protozoan, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
Hypermastigina, order Hypermastigina - cellulose-producing flagellates
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Kudo, "Phylogenetic identification of the symbiotic hypermastigote Trichonympha agilis in the hindgut of the termite Reticulitermes speratus based on small-subunit rRNA sequence," Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, vol.
The bacteria are attached to at least one distinctive unknown amitochondriate cellulolytic protist covered with undulipodia and likely to be uninucleate, suggesting that it is a hypermastigote class Parabasalia, order Hypermastigida.
It is known that at least four genera of termite symbionts--a Trychonympha hypermastigote, a Coronympha calonymphid, a Tricercomitus trichomonad, and a Tricercomitopsis trichomonad--can live in isolated cultures on purified cellulose fibers.
In what are probably the deepest branches, sex has been reported only for the essentially nonculturable Hypermastigote and Oxymonad members of the wood-digesting hindgut communities of termites and cockroaches, where it has been inferred from microscopic observation of cell and nuclear fusion and meiosis-like cell divisions (18, 19).