- (in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) the multiple fission of a trophozoite or schizont into merozoites.
Origin of schizogony
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On the other hand, where schizogony is rapid and prolonged, the results are often serious.
Schizogony very exceptional, only occurring during the intracellular phase, if at all.
The trophozoite is now large and full-grown, and has become rounded and ready for schizogony.
On the one hand, schizogony may be so limited in extent as not to cause appreciable injury to the host.
An interesting point in the schizogony is the formation of schizontocytes (see above).
- asexual reproduction in protozoans that is characterized by multiple fission
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- Multiple fission in which the nucleus divides first, and then the cell divides into as many parts as there are nuclei.merogony
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