Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sporogony

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2961

Asexual reproduction of  Coccidia,  gregarines and  Microsporidia. The  zygote – the only diploid stage in the life cycle of  Apicomplexa – produces infectious sporozoites by means of meiosis followed by numerous divisions.

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