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Synonyms for plasmodium

multinucleate sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages of such organisms as slime molds

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parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium that causes malaria in humans

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Primaquine is one of the few antimalarial drugs that targets the transmission stages of the malaria parasite, the gametocytes, and is therefore considered to be an important tool for malaria elimination.
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The statement that there are 4 species of malaria parasites that infect humans is inaccurate.
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The worrisome finding suggests that travelers could carry this strain of the malaria parasite to other parts of the globe and unwittingly spread it, scientists reported November ]9.
For the first time, researchers created a weakened version of the human malaria parasite by altering its DNA.
A sugar molecule in the guts of mosquitoes is crucial in spreading the malaria parasite from person to insect to person, scientists have discovered.
Retrospective examination of blood smears has shown several developmental stages of malaria parasites similar to those typically seen in P.
Washington, July 2 ( ANI ): Researchers have developed a vaccine using blood-stage malaria parasites, which were attenuated with a chemical agent that keeps the parasite from multiplying.
Since 1998, when researchers first manipulated the genes of a mosquito, several teams have inserted genes that make lab insects less hospitable to malaria parasites.
Washington, June 6 ( ANI ): Researchers have identified how malaria parasites growing inside red blood cells stick to the sides of blood vessels in severe cases of malaria.
In lab dishes, tazopsine killed the two common malaria parasites Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium yoelii.