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en·cyst·ment

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

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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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.
Sommerville C (1981) A comparative study of the tissue response to invasion and encystment by Stephanochasmus baccatus (Nicoli, 1907) (Digenea: Acanthocolpidae) in four species of flatfish.
Moravec & Kaiser (1995) reported encystment by larvae of similar description in species of Eleutherodactylus collected in Dominica and Tobago, West Indies.
The most common drought-resistance mechanisms used by invertebrates include encystment, temporarily burying themselves, making use of microvariations in humidity, migration to permanent water, the acquisition of winged adult forms, and the adaptation of reproductive periods to the most favorable times of year.
Differentiation during encystment and excystment in Oxytricha fallax.
Cellular, biochemical, and molecular changes during encystment of free-living amoebae.
See Smith and Persson (2004) for further details on the encystment method.
These metacercariae have been shown to be fully infective soon after encystment (Herber, 1942).
In Trial 1 only one of six sauger infested survived the encystment period in static 38 L aquaria.