Plasmodiidae

family of protists
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The Plasmodiidae are a family of apicomplexan parasites, including the type genus Plasmodium, which is responsible for malaria. This genus was created in 1903 by Mesnil.

Plasmodiidae
Plasmodium vivax 01.png
A mature Plasmodium vivax
Scientific classification
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Order:
Haemosporida
Family:
Plasmodiidae

They are one of the four families in the order Haemosporida.