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Description of Adeleorina

Coccidia with the syzygy method of gamete formation,involving the association of often motile gamonts prior to the formation of functional gametes and fertilization; with heteroxenous species, conjugation of gamonts and subsequent sporogony usually occurs within an invertebrate definitive host and vector; as with all members of the Eucoccidiorida, there is a complex life cycle involving at least one (and often numerous) asexual cycle of merogony followed by gametogony, syngamy, and sporogony; many have morphologically distinct types of meronts and merozoites during asexual replication - the first type of meront produces large merozoites which are believed by many to start a further round of merogonic replication; the second type of meront produces smaller merozoites which are said to be progenitors of the gamonts; with taxa with homoxenous and heteroxenous life cycles.

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