Sporozoa

Definition

noun

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.


Supplement

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


See also: Apicomplexa

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