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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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... 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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