Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Syzygy

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3081

The term describes still motile stages consisting of 2 gamonts of  gregarines or adeleideans ( Karyolysus lacertae) that are attached to each other; later (ensheathed or not) they start formation of gametes. The whole process is also called gamontogamy.

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