Apicomplexa


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A·pi·com·plex·a

(ap'i-kom-plek'să),
A phylum of the subkingdom Protozoa, which includes the class Sporozoea and the subclasses Coccidia and Piroplasmia, characterized by the presence of an apical complex.
[L. apex, pl. apicis, tip, summit, + complexus, woven together]

Apicomplexa

(ap″ĭ-kŏm-plek′să)
A phylum of the kingdom Protista (formerly a division of protozoa called Sporozoa); named for a complex of cell organelles (apical microtubule complex) at the apex of the sporozoite form that can penetrate host cells. It includes the medically important genera Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, and Isospora.
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Key words: Apicomplexa, Caryospora, coccidiosis, Eimeriidae, Middle East, prevalence, falcons, Falco species
Prevalence of Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) in reintroduced Gunnison's prairie dogs (Cynomys gunnisoni).
(Protozoa: Apicomplexa), the etiologic agent of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.
It did not group with those of the apicomplexa, suggesting that the ApCypA sequence is host-derived and not from dinoflagellate symbionts (Fig.
Laboratory susceptibility of Wyeomyia smithii (Diptera: culicidae) to Ascogregarina taiwanensis (Apicomplexa: lecudinidae).
(Apicomplexa: Eugregarinida) (Figure 1F) were present in 80% and 75% of Crassostrea rhizophorae, collected in the winter and summer samples respectively (Table 3), and was most commonly found in digestive glands, with occurrence to a lesser extent in gonad, gill and mantle tissues.
Dubremetz and Ferguson (2009) used ultrastructural techniques to classify previously unrelated parasites within a single phylum, the Apicomplexa. Stettler et al.
Coccidiosis is a disease caused by parasites of the genus Eimeria and Isospora belonging to the phylum Apicomplexa with a complex life cycle, affecting mainly the intestinal tract of many species of mammals and birds.
The phylum Apicomplexa comprises intracellular protozoa that include human pathogens that cause diseases such as babesiosis, malaria, and toxoplasmosis (1).
La Babesiosis bovina, una enfermedad causada por un protozoo intraeritrocitico del orden Piroplasmida, phylum Apicomplexa, genero Babesia, se encuentra ampliamente distribuida en paises tropicales y subtropicales (1-3).