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A trichocyst is an organelle found in certain ciliates[1][2] and dinoflagellates.[3]

A trichocyst can be found in tetrahymena and along cila pathways of several metabolic systems.


  1. ^ Madeddu, L.; Gautier, M. C.; Vayssié, L.; Houari, A.; Sperling, L. (1995). "A large multigene family codes for the polypeptides of the crystalline trichocyst matrix in Paramecium". Molecular Biology of the Cell 6 (6): 649–659. doi:10.1091/mbc.6.6.649. PMC 301226. PMID 7579685.  edit
  2. ^ Pease, D. C. (1947). "The structure of trichocysts revealed by the electron microscope". Journal of cellular physiology 29 (1): 91–94. doi:10.1002/jcp.1030290109. PMID 20285925.  edit
  3. ^ Miller, J. J.; Delwiche, C. F.; Coats, D. W. (2011). "Ultrastructure of Amoebophrya sp. And its Changes during the Course of Infection". Protist. doi:10.1016/j.protis.2011.11.007. PMID 22209083.  edit

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