Chlamydoconidium: thick walled spore from hyphal segment.
ex: C. albicans
Sporangiospore: formed in sac (sporagium). made by Rhizopus.
Zygospore: fusion of haploid cells: 1 zygospore
Acellular/plasmodial slime mold life cycle:
Reproduce asexually by fission, budding or schizogony (multiple fission)
Some reproduce by conjugation (cell-cell contact)
Some make protective capsule, Cyst. lets it survive in adverse conditions.
Giardia lamblia: in small intestine of humans. Excreted in feces as cyst, survives
Entamoeba histolytica- only pathogenic amoeba in human intestine. Causes amoebic dysentery. In humans, causes cell lysis.
Toxoplasma gondii (cats)
Cryptosporidium- causes respiratory/gallbladder infections in AIDS patients, immunosuppressed. lives in intestine.