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Sporozoa

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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.


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


See also: Apicomplexa

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... some studies suggest they are ultimately derived from green rather than red algae. The Apicomplexa comprise the bulk of what used to be called the Sporozoa, a group for parasitic protozoans without flagella, pseudopods, or cilia. Most of the Apicomplexa are motile however. The other main lines ...

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