sporogony


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Related to sporogony: schizogony, merogony, gametogony

sporogony

 [spŏ-rog´ah-ne]
the sexual stage in the life cycle of a sporozoan parasite, with development of the zygote into one or several haploid spores, each containing a distinctive number of sporozoites. adj., adj sporogon´ic.

spo·rog·o·ny

(spō-rog'ŏ-nē),
The formation of sporozoites in sporozoan protozoa, a process of asexual division within the sporoblast, which becomes the sporocyst within an oocyst; follows fusion of gametes (gametogony) and zygote (sporont) formation.
Synonym(s): sporogenesis, sporogeny
[sporo- + G. goneia, generation]

sporogony

/spo·rog·o·ny/ (spo-rog´ah-ne) sporulation involving multiple fission of a sporont, resulting in the formation of sporocysts and sporozoites.sporogon´ic

sporogony

(spə-rŏg′ə-nē, spô-, spō-)
n.
Reproduction by multiple fission of a spore or zygote, characteristic of many apicomplexan parasites. Sporogony results in the production of sporozoites.

spo′ro·gon′ic (spôr′ə-gŏn′ĭk) adj.

sporogony

[spôrog′ənē]
Etymology: Gk, sporos + genesis, origin
reproduction by means of spores. It refers specifically to the formation of sporozoites during the sexual stage of the life cycle of a sporozoon, primarily the malarial parasite Plasmodium. Fusion of the sex cells occurs in the body of the invertebrate host, the female Anopheles mosquito in the case of Plasmodium, where the encysted zygote undergoes multiple division, giving rise to the sporozoites. Compare schizogony.

spo·rog·o·ny

, sporogeny (spŏr-og'ŏ-nē, -oj'ĕ-nē)
The formation of sporozoites in sporozoan protozoa, a process of asexual division within the sporoblast, which becomes the sporocyst within an oocyst; follows fusion of gametes (gametogony) and zygote (sporont) formation.
Synonym(s): sporogenesis.
[sporo- + G. goneia, generation]

sporogony

the formation of SPOROCYTES in a PROTOZOAN zygote by encystment and division.

sporogony

an asexual stage in the life cycle of an apicomplexan parasite, with development of sporocysts and sporozoites within the oocysts. The oocysts are extraintestinal (e.g. Eimeria, Isospora), or intraintestinal (Sarcocystis, Cryptosporidium).
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children bitten by 1 mosquito in 1 day; n, duration of sporogony in days; P, proportion of vectors surviving per day.
The prevalence of infection in ticks may be underestimated as only one genome copy is present per parasite in unfed ticks before sporogony.