Cercomonas

Cercomonas

(ser'kō-mō'nas),
A genus of freshwater and coprophilic protozoan flagellates in which members have one anterior and one posterior flagellum. Species have been isolated from the intestine or feces of humans and several types of domestic livestock, but have usually proved to be other genera such as Trichomonas or Chilomastix.
[G. kerkos, tail + monas (monad-), unit, monad]

Cercomonas

(sĕr-kŏm′ō-năs) [Gr. kerkos, tail, + monas, unit]
A genus of free-living flagellate protozoa.
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Whereas much is known about the phylogenetic relationships of individual chlorarachniophytes to one another, and to possible ancestral host organisms in the genera Cercomonas and Heteromita, little is known about their physiology, particularly that of their lipids.