(in certain sporozoans) the multiple fission of an encysted zygote or oocyte, resulting in the formation of sporozoites.
Origin of sporogony
First recorded in 1885–90; sporo-
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Historical Examples of sporogony
In the flowering plants (anthophyta) sporogony has disappeared.
In the vast majority of Gregarines, however, the life-cycle is limited to gametogony and sporogony.
When conjugation has taken place and sporogony is begun, the danger to the host is at an end.
The sporogony of this form (and hence its systematic position) remains at present, therefore, quite unknown.
It is in these parasitic forms that we meet with the method of reproduction by sporogony described above.
British Dictionary definitions for sporogony
the process in sporozoans by which sporozoites are formed from an encysted zygote by multiple fission
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Related formsspo′ro•gon′ic (spôr′ə-gŏn′ĭk) null adj.
Reproduction by asexual division of a spore or zygote, characteristic of many sporozoans. Sporogony results in the production of sporozoites.
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Reproduction by multiple fission of a spore or zygote, characteristic of many apicomplexans. Sporogony results in the production of sporozoites.
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