Schizogregarinina

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Neogregarinorida
Scientific classification
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Schizogregarinina
Families

Ophryocystidae
Schizocystidae

Schizogregarinina is a superfamily in the phylum Apicomplexia.

History[edit]

This superfamily was created by Léger in 1907.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

There are two families (Ophryocystidae and Schizocystidae) in this suborder.

General characteristics[edit]

Species in this superfamily infect the intestines of arthropods, annelids and tunicates.

The trophozoites may develop intracellularly or extracellularly. In species where the trophozoites develop extracellularly, they are attached by an epimerite. When the schizonts develop they appear like a bunch of grapes attached to the cell.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Léger L (1907) Les schizogregarines des tracheates. Le genre Ophryocystis. Arch Prot 8: 159-202