Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_2962-2
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).


Motile Stage Genus Babesia Spherical Stage 
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Authors and Affiliations

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