(in certain sporozoans) the multiple fission of an encysted zygote or oocyte, resulting in the formation of sporozoites.
the process in sporozoans by which sporozoites are formed from an encysted zygote by multiple fission
sporogony spo·rog·o·ny (spə-rŏg’ə-nē, spô-)
Reproduction by asexual division of a spore or zygote, characteristic of many sporozoans. Sporogony results in the production of sporozoites.
spo’ro·gon’ic (spôr’ə-gŏn’ĭk) or spo·rog’o·nous (spə-rŏg’ə-nəs, spô-) adj.
Reproduction by multiple fission of a spore or zygote, characteristic of many apicomplexans. Sporogony results in the production of sporozoites.
noun, Biology. 1. (in the sexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) an encysted spore developed from a zygote, which undergoes sporogony to form sporozoites. sporont spo·ront (spôr’ŏnt) n. An organism or a cell produced by sporogony.
noun, Mycology. 1. a fungus hypha specialized to bear spores. noun 1. an organ in fungi that produces or carries spores, esp the massive spore-bearing body of mushrooms, etc
noun, Botany. 1. a modified leaf that bears sporangia. noun 1. a leaf in ferns and other spore-bearing plants that bears the sporangia See also megasporophyll, microsporophyll sporophyll (spôr’ə-fĭl’) A leaf or leaflike organ that bears sporangia.
noun, Botany. 1. the form of a plant in the alternation of generations that produces asexual spores. noun 1. the diploid form of plants that have alternation of generations. It develops from a zygote and produces asexual spores Compare gametophyte sporophyte (spôr’ə-fīt’) Among organisms which display an alternation of generations (such as plants, fungi, and […]