sporo-, spor-, spori-, -sporium
(Greek: seed, seeding; a sowing; a crop; seedtime)
2. The female plant that produces peculiar swarm-spores out of which proceed very small male plants.
A zygospore remains dormant while it waits for environmental cues; such as, light, moisture, heat, or chemicals secreted by plants.
When the environment is favorable, the zygospore germinates, meiosis (cell division) occurs, and haploid (chromosome) vegetative cells are released.
"Many cases of the cyclospora are self healing; however, sometimes antibiotics can speed recovery and reduce symptoms faster."
"Often, the cyclospora symptoms seem to go away, but they can return a few more times."
"Generally, outbreaks of cyclospora take place when food or water is contaminated with the parasite."
"The parasite is more common in tropical countries, and previous outbreaks in the United States came from eating fresh produce that was imported from these regions."
"The causes of the contaminations of cyclospora could be a result of unclean produce or the use of unsanitary irrigation methods that are utilized to grow the produce; so far, research has not been able to determine what is causing the infections for consumers."