(superclass Mastigophora, class Zoomastigophorea)
An order of Protozoa characterized by the possession of a kinetoplast (a region rich in DNA) within the mitochondrion of the cell. They may be free-living or parasitic. Some can cause important diseases of humans and domestic animals.
http://memorias.ioc.fiocruz.br/963/4213hm.html Information about the phylogeny of the Kinetoplastida.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Chemistry.