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Toxoplasma gondii

Definition noun A parasitic protozoon of the taxonomic family Sarcocystidae that causes toxoplasmosis Supplement Toxoplasma... Read More

Definitive host

Different Biological Relationships The biological world is interconnected whether we notice it or not. All the life forms... Read More

Parasitism

Organisms depend on different sources of food to survive. Larger organisms like plants make their own food (autotrophs) and... Read More

Tachyzoite

Definition noun, plural: tachyzoites A relatively faster-growing, actively multiplying, and invasive cell type of certain... Read More

Bradyzoite

Definition noun, plural: bradyzoites A slowly multiplying cell form in the life cycle of certain Apicomplexans, such as... Read More

Obligate parasite

Parasitism is a form of symbiosis that occurs between a parasite and its host. The parasite is the organism that generally... Read More

Oocyst

Definition noun, plural: oocysts A resistant, thick-walled spore containing the zygote Supplement Apicomplexa is a phylum... Read More

Intermediate host

Intermediate Host Definition When looking at the relationships amongst different biological members of our biosphere, we... Read More

Apicomplexa

Definition noun A phylum comprised of protozoans characterized by having a special organelle called an apical complex, and... Read More