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A unicellular resting body from which asexual spores arise.
(invertebrate zoology)
A resistant envelope containing an encysted sporozoan.
An encysted sporozoan.
The first reproductive form of a digenetic trematode in which rediae develop.



(l) A stage in the development of some unicellular animals of the class Sporozoa, for example, coccidians and grega-rines. Embryos, or sporozoites, develop in sporocysts. In coccidians sporocysts develop as a result of division of the zygote into several mononuclear cells. The entire zygote in gregarines is converted into sporocyst.

(2) The first parthenogenetic generation in trematodes whose larvae are miracidia. In most trematodes the miracidia are transformed into sporocysts as soon as they penetrate the tissues of the intermediate host, a gastropod. A sporocyst is saccular or tubular in shape. In some species sporocysts have excretory organs, or protonephridia. The second parthenogenetic generation, the redia, usually develops from embryonic cells in the body cavity of the sporocyst. Only in a few species, for example, the lancet fluke, does another generation of sporocysts form from the embryonic cells.

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This might be due to the differences in humidity, temperature from place to place (variation in environmental condition), and the weather in Qena Governorate, upper Egypt was dry and hot in general as it supported by that mentioned by Smith and Sherman (1994) who mentioned that hot and humid weather is particularly conducive to sporocyst development and out breaks of clinical coccidiosis.
sporocyst and mother sporocyst, takes place within foot muscles, thereby causing increased empty spaces within muscle fibers after their entry in to the viscera of the snail.
Also, keep the sheep female, due to the economic value of lambing, and produce more, can lead to the possibility of more contact with sporocysts, during the life of the host interface female, and more pollution and incidence of protozoa Sarcocyst to.
The miracidia in turn infect freshwater snails, where they become sporocysts, which in turn produce many more sporocysts by cell division.
Purification of Sarcocystis neurona sporocysts from opossum (Didelphis virginiana) using potassium bromide discontinuous density gradient centrifugation.
Miracidia will then develop into sporocysts and produce cercariae (6).
In these cases, humans ingest oocysts or sporocysts in food or water contaminated with feces from an infected predator animal.
in which pigeons are infected by ingestion of sporocysts shed in feces from an unidentified definitive host (8).