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en·cyst·ment

(en-sist'ment),
The condition of being or becoming encysted.
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encystment

a process found in the life stages of some organisms in which they surround themselves with a CYST. Encystment is usually a protective stage in the life history and occurs, for example, in Euglena and in a larval stage of FLUKES.
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This natural mechanism of encystment is a protective response on the parasite which was exposed to unconducive environment [41].
Behavior during encystment and excystment as well as methods for extracting and desiccating these worms will be presented.
Water temperature during the encystment period influences the length of time to excystment (Howard and Anson, 1922; Zale and Neves, 1982; Watters and O'Dee, 1999).
Encystment of the brain and spinal cord is life threatening and the most common manifestation, accounting for about 60%-90% of all cases (1).
Dinoflagellate cyst morphology: an analysis based on laboratory observations of encystment. In: Okaichi, T., D.
castellanii, where encystment was induced by raising NaCl concentration we observed, under phase microscopy, that as the trophozoites condensed in size and formed thickened cell walls they appeared to expel their particulate contents, including M.
Cysticercus cellulosae, the larval stage of Taenia solium, is an important pathogen, which causes neurocysticercosis or even death with the encystment in the central nervous system (CNS).
Presumably, chemical cues signal whether a host is suitable for development or encystment.