A phylum of the Kingdom Protozoa that includes organisms that share common characteristics such as being one-celled, non-motile, parasitic, and spore-forming. Most of them have an alternation of sexual and asexual stages in their life cycle.


An example of sporozoan is the Plasmodium falciparum, which is the causative agent of malaria.

See also: Apicomplexa

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