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Description of Haemospororida

Aconoidal sporozoan apicomplexa; macrogamete and microgamont develop independently; syzygy absent; microgamont produces about eight flagellated microgametes; zygote motile forming an ookinete; conoid present in ookinete; sporozoites naked, with three-membraned wall; endodyogeny absent; heteroxenous, with merogony in vertebrate host and sporogony in invertebrate; pigment (hemozoin) visible with the light microscope may or may not be formed from host-cell hemoglobin; transmitted by blood-sucking insects.

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