Plasmodiidae

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Plasmodiidae
Plasmodium vivax 01.png
A mature Plasmodium vivax
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Haemosporida
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Plasmodiidae

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.

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