Protozoan Cysts and Spores
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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How to Cite
Corliss, J. O. 2001. Protozoan Cysts and Spores. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Cysts are typically resting, dormant and/or resistant stages in the full life cycle of many protozoan species, sometimes playing a role in dispersal of the organism. Spores are a stage commonly associated with multiplication and propagation of a protozoan organism, sometimes having a resistant wall and often, in parasitic forms, serving as an obligate stage in the life cycle.
- roles in life cycle