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Any of a phylum (Apicomplexa) of protozoans that have a group of organelles and other structures located in the apical end of the cell. Apicomplexans are parasitic in animals and include the organisms that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis.

[From New Latin Apicomplexa, phylum name (after the apical complex of organelles found in the organisms).]
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A new species of Caryospora (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the sharp-shinned hawk, Accipiter striatus (Aves: Accipitriformes).
Isospora bocamontensis (Protozoa: Apicomplexa) in captive yellow cardinal Gubernatrix cristata (Passeriformes: Emberezidae).
Taxonomy and review of the coccidian genus Cryptosporidium (Protozoan, Apicomplexa).
Lyubetsky, "A database of plastid protein families from red algae and apicomplexa and expression regulation of the moeB Gene," BioMed Research International, vol.
Coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from sciurid rodents (Eutamias, Sciurus, Tamiasciurus spp.) from the western United States and northern Mexico with descriptions of two new species.
(2.) Gardiner CH, Fayer R, Dubey JP Apicomplexa. In: An atlas of protozoan parasites in animal tissues.
Oocysts containing up to eight sporozoites similar to Nematopsis (Apicomplexa) were observed in the connective tissue, causing haemocytic infiltration when the intensity of infection was high (Fig.
Babesiosis or Equine Piroplasmosis is one of the protozoan diseases which causes serious problems for horse husbandry and impairs the equine industry considerably [1].Equine babesiosis is caused by Babesia equi (Theileria equi) and Babesia caballi, which are intracellular obligate parasites of the phylum Apicomplexa and cause hemoparasitic disease in horses [2,3].
The approximately 87 species fit into six genera and three families in the phylum Apicomplexa. Most of the text is devoted to the Eimeriidae family of parasites in various genera of rabbits and the related pikas in the Family Ochotonidae.
neurona e um coccideo do filo Apicomplexa, pertencente a familia Sarcocystidae, possuindo como hospedeiro definitivo as especies de gamba, Didelphis virginiana e Didelphis albiventris, na America do Norte e do Sul respectivamente e uma variedade de outros mamiferos como hospedeiros intermediarios (32,43,44).