Until lately it remained quite uncertain, however, whether the invertebrate merely conveys the Trypanosomes or whether 1 Trypanosoma equiperdum, the cause of dourine in horses and asses, is apparently only conveyed by the act of coitus.
- Trypanosoma equiperdum (of dourine), in the blood of a rat eight days after inoculation.
Equiperdum) the longitudinal fission is apparently multiple, three or even four descendants being produced simultaneously.
Equiperdum, Dofl., the cause of dourine in horses in Algeria and other regions of the Mediterranean littoral; T.
Nevertheless the resemblance between the biology of this organism in relation to syphilis (as regards mode of infection, habitat, &c.) and that of Trypanosoma equiperdum, the cause of dourine or " horse-syphilis," may not be without significance.