sporozoa


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sporozoa

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

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.
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The sarcosporidia (Protozoa, Sporozoa): life cycle and fine structure.
It belongs to the subphylum Apicomplexa, class Sporozoa, and exists in nature in 3 forms: the oocyst (which releases sporozoites), the tissue cyst (which contains and may release bradyzoites), and the tachyzoite.
Phylum 3 Apicomplexa (Sporozoa, Telosporidea, Symbiotrophs with Apical Complex)
Toxoplasmosis: Toxoplasma gondii is a sporozoa that is widely distributed in nature.
Gupta, "Distribution pattern of apicomplexan parasites (Sporozoa: Haemosporida) in Columba livia, Gmelin," Journal of Parasitic Diseases, vol.