sporogony


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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

(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.

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.
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Development of malaria parasites in mosquitoes (sporogony) involves a sequential process of developmental steps.
The temperature threshold below which Plasmodium falciparum sporogony fails to occur has been estimated to fall between 16 and 19[degrees]C (11).
(18) As sporogony progresses, the macrogamonts appear to descend from the base of the epithelial cells into the core of the villi.
When the temperature is <18[degrees]C, transmission is unlikely because few adult mosquitoes (0.28%) survive the 56 days required for sporogony at that temperature and mosquito abundance is limited by long larval duration.
The prevalence of infection in ticks may be underestimated as only one genome copy is present per parasite in unfed ticks before sporogony. Therefore, low parasite loads may escape detection, thus increasing the specificity of the assay.