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How do apicomplexa reproduce?

Apicomplexan, also called sporozoan, any protozoan of the (typically) spore-producing phylum Apicomplexa, which is called by some authorities Sporozoa. Sexual reproduction may immediately precede spore formation. Asexual reproduction is by binary or multiple fission (schizogony).

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Similarly, you may ask, how do Sporozoa reproduce?

Most sporozoans have a complex life-cycle, involving both asexual and sexual reproduction. Typically, a host is infected by ingesting cysts, which divide to produce sporozoites that enter the host's cells. Eventually, the cells burst, releasing merozoites which infect new host cells.

Likewise, is apicomplexa a protista? Parasitic, pathogenic protists. However, many of the protists in the old Sporozoa share certain structural features, in particular an apical complex of microtubules within the cell. These protists have now been grouped in the Apicomplexa, probably the largest and best-known taxon of parasitic protists.

Thereof, what are Apicomplexan parasites?

The Apicomplexa (also called Apicomplexia) are a large phylum of parasitic alveolates. Most of them possess a unique form of organelle that comprises a type of plastid called an apicoplast, and an apical complex structure. The organelle is an adaptation that the apicomplexan applies in penetration of a host cell.

What is an Apicomplexan that causes malaria?

Abstract. The Apicomplexa are a phylum of diverse obligate intracellular parasites including Plasmodium spp., the cause of malaria; Toxoplasma gondii and Cryptosporidium parvum, opportunistic pathogens of immunocompromised individuals; and Eimeria spp.

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