Gregarine cell cortex: What differs them from the other apicomplexans?
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|Popis||Gregarines (Conoidasida, Gregarinasina) are a heterogeneous group that parasitises invertebrates and urochordates; they are usually considered to represent the early branching lineage of Apicomplexa. As characteristic of apicomplexans, gregarines are covered by a complicated pellicle, consisting of the plasma membrane and the closely apposed inner membrane complex, which is associated with a number of cytoskeletal elements. The cell cortex of eugregarines is even more complicated than in other known apicomplexans, as it forms various superficial structures.|