Paraplasmodium

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Paraplasmodium
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Sar
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Aconoidasida
Order: Haemosporida
Family: Plasmodiidae
Genus: Plasmodium

Paraplasmodium is a subgenus of the genus Plasmodium - all of which are parasitic eukaryotes. The subgenus was created by Telford in 1988. Species in this subgenus infect lizards.


Diagnostic features[edit]

Species in the subgenus Paraplasmodium have the following characteristics:

The gametocytes are large.

The schizonts are medium size.

Exoerythrocytic schizonts may be produced in both fixed and wandering host cells.

Note:

One species (Plasmodium mexicanum) in this genus can undergo normal sporogony in a psychodid fly (Lutzomyia vexatrix).

Species in this subgenus[edit]

References[edit]