Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sporokinete

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2962
In the piroplasm genus  Babesia and some adeleidean  Coccidia (e.g., Karyolysus) the motile  zygote (=  kinete) grows up to a spherical stage (= sporont), which divides into several motile stages identical in appearance to the zygotic kinete. These new kinetes are now called sporokinetes (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany