Invertebrate Zoology Apicomplexa


Members of the phylum Apicomplexa are all parasites.
Plasmodium life cycle


Phylum Apicomplexa

1.      Apical complex for penetrating host cells

2.      Life cycles that typically include asexual (schizogony, sporogony) and sexual (gametogony) phases

3.      No cilia and flagella, except in certain reproductive stages

4.      Single type of nucleus


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