Tetratrichomonas

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Tetratrichomonas

(tet'ră-trik-om'ŏ-năs),
A genus of parasitic protozoan flagellates, formerly part of the genus Trichomonas but now separated into a distinct genus by the presence of four anterior and one trailing flagella, a pelta, and a discoid parabasal body. See: Trichomonas.
[tetra- + Trichomonas]

Tetratrichomonas

a genus of protozoa with four anterior flagella in the family Trichomonadidae.

Tetratrichomonas anatis
found in ducks but not pathogenic.
Tetratrichomonas anseri
found in the cecum of geese; not pathogenic.
Tetratrichomonas bovis
see T. pavlovi (below).
Tetratrichomonas buttreyi
found in the cecum and colon of pigs; no evidence of pathogenicity.
Tetratrichomonas gallinarum
found in fowl, duck, guinea fowl, quail, pheasant, partridge, and probably Canada goose. Causes hepatic lesions similar to those caused by Histomonas meleagridis.
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Tetratrichomonas gallinarum. By permission from Samour J, Avian Medicine, Mosby, 2000
Tetratrichomonas microti
found in the cecum of rodents.
Tetratrichomonas ovis
found in the cecum of sheep; not pathogenic.
Tetratrichomonas pavlovi (syn. Tetratrichomonas bovis)
found in the cecum of calves with diarrhea.