Identification of an infective stage of Leishmania promastigotes

Science  30 Mar 1984:
Vol. 223, Issue 4643, pp. 1417-1419
DOI: 10.1126/science.6701528


Sequential development of Leishmania promastigotes from a noninfective to an infective stage was demonstrated for promastigotes growing in culture and in the sandfly vector. The generation of an infective stage was found to be growth cycle-dependent and restricted to nondividing organisms.

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