schizogony


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schizogony

 [skĭ-zog´ah-ne]
the asexual reproduction of a sporozoite by multiple fission within the body of the host, giving rise to merozoites, as in malaria. adj., adj schizogon´ic.

schi·zog·o·ny

(ski-zog'ŏ-nē),
Multiple fission in which the nucleus first divides and then the cell divides into as many parts as there are nuclei; called merogony if daughter cells are merozoites, sporogony if daughter cells are sporozoites, or gametogony if daughter cells are gametes.
Synonym(s): agamocytogeny
[schizo- + G. gonē, generation]

schizogony

(skĭ-zŏg′ə-nē, skĭt-sŏg′-)
n.
Reproduction by multiple asexual fission, characteristic of many apicomplexans.

schi·zog′o·nous adj.

schi·zog·o·ny

(skiz-og'ŏ-nē)
Multiple fission in which the nucleus first divides and then the cell divides into as many parts as there are nuclei; called merogony if daughter cells are merozoites, sporogony if daughter cells are sporozoites, or gametogony if daughter cells are gametes.
[schizo- + G. gonē, generation]

schizogony

Multiple fission of a unicellular organism so that many daughter organisms are formed. This occurs in the life cycle of malarial parasites.
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An increase in the death of macrophages would propel erythrocytic schizogony and hence increased merozoite numbers in the human blood.
The Chesapeake Bay isolate exhibited schizogony at all salinities with highest rates occurring at salinities from 21.1 [per thousand] to 33.5 [per thousand].
Multiple fission (schizogony) occurs; resulting in the formation of eight merozoites within the meront (referred to as type I meronts).
Anemia is common in malaria which results from accelerated RBC removal by the spleen, obligatory RBC destruction at parasite schizogony, and ineffective erythropoiesis.
It is speculated that avian species that evolved in the same environment as opossums are able to survive pulmonary schizogony with sarcocyst formation and are thus more resistant to fatal pulmonary disease.
Asexual reproduction Reproduction without the formation and fusion of gametes, for example binary fission, budding, schizogony, etc.
Anemia results from accelerated RBC removal by spleen, obligatory RBC destruction at parasite schizogony and ineffective erythropoiesis.