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 • Taxonomy (ITIS)

   Kingdom    Plantae
      Division    Euglenophycota
         Class    Euglenophyceae
            Order    Euglenales
               Family    Euglenaceae
                  Genus    Leishmania

 • Taxonomy (NCBI)
   Superkingdom    Eukaryota
      ---    Euglenozoa
         Order    Kinetoplastida
            Family    Trypanosomatidae
               Genus    Leishmania

 • Length: 20-30 mm

 • Description:

    Leishmania is a parasitic organism responsible for several infectious diseases (so called leishmaniasis). L. tropica is a causing agent of oriental sore disease. The promastigote pictured here is a morphological form occuring in an insect host.

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