Merozoites


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Merozoites

 

schizozoites, mononuclear unicellular organisms formed by asexual multiple reproduction (schizogony) in certain (predominantly parasitic) protozoans (Sporozoa) and in a number of rhizopods and mastigophores.

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INSIDE LIVER CELLS Sporozoites change into a form called schizonts, which grow and divide into thousands of merozoites.
As the parasite multiplies inside the red blood cells, it produces not just more merozoites, but also gametocytes, which are capable of sexual reproduction.
The merozoites ultimately leave the liver to infect and destroy red blood cells, causing the symptoms of malaria.
Next, the horses' immune system kicks in and forms antibodies against the merozoites in an attempt to fend off the assault.
19) In cranes, visceral coccidiosis caused by Eimeria gruis and Eimeria reichenowi also can cause granulomatous responses in any part of the body, and sporozoites and merozoites have been seen in vascular tissues and blood.
In the next stage of infection, the merozoites take up residence inside the red blood cells for about 48 hours, producing more copies of themselves.
In vitro interaction of Perkinsus marinus merozoites with Eastern and Pacific oyster hemocytes.
l), slightly amoeboid parasite with large dark brown pigment, number of merozoites per schizont 7-10, occupying almost the entire PRBC (Fig.
The merozoites are released back into the bloodstream where they infect erythrocytes, or red blood cells.
After roughly a week, an army of merozoites leaves the liver to take up residence in the host's red blood cells.