Sporozoa


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sporozoa

 [spor″o-zo´ah] (Gr.)
plural of sporozoon.

Sporozoa

[spôr′əzō′ə]
Etymology: Gk, sporos + zoon, animal
a class of parasite in the phylum Protozoa that is characterized by the absence of any external organs of locomotion. Included in this class are the genera Toxoplasma and Plasmodium.

Sporozoa

(spor″ō-zō′ă) [″ + zoon, animal]
A class of parasitic protozoa of the phylum Apicomplexa (apical microlobule complex), kingdom Protista. The mature forms lack a means of self-locomotion. Important genera are Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, Microsporidia, and Isospora.

Sporozoa

a subphylum of endoparasitic protozoa in the Phylum Apicomplexa; marked by the lack of locomotor organs in adult stages and a complex life cycle including schizogony, gametogony and sporogony.

sporozoa

plural of sporozoon.
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Toxoplasmosis: Toxoplasma gondii is a sporozoa that is widely distributed in nature.
They looked similar to the early mitotic stages of polynuclear Sporozoa plasmodium belonging to the genus Haplosporidium (Lauckner 1983).