Bodo (Excavata)

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Bodo caudatus cysts
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Excavata
Phylum: Euglenozoa]
Class: Kinetoplastida
Order: Bodonida
Genus: Bodo
Ehrenberg, 1830.

Bodo is a genus of flagellate excavates.[1] They are free-living relatives of the parasitic trypanosomes. The most well-known species is Bodo saltans.

Species include:[2]


  1. ^ Kent, William Saville (1881). A manual of the Infusoria: including a description of all known flagellate, ciliate, and tentaculiferous Protozoa, British and foreign, and an account of the organization and affinities of the sponges. the University of Michigan: David Bogue. p. 255. 
  2. ^ Guiry, M. D. & G. M. Guiry. 2013. Bodo. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 11 June 2013.