gametocyte


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an immature animal or plant cell that develops into a gamete by meiosis

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Morphological changes of gametocytes in both male and female gonad follicles suggested viral gametocytic hypertrophy disease.
P vivax-infected mosquitoes can be sourced from AFRIMS, but, as this process uses gametocyte donors, it is not nearly as flexible as what exists for P falciparum.
Molecular evidence for the localization of Plasmodium falciparum immature gametocytes in bone marrow.
The presence of falciparum gametocytes on blood films indicates the presence of malaria infection of at least 10 days' duration (but frequently 3 weeks or longer), and hence the possibility of missed or delayed infection.
The number of gametocytes that undergo meiosis is more limited in the ovary than the testis.
falciparum thick smears containing 5620 gametocytes were screened for measuring the gametocyte density for microgametocyte (male) and macrogametocyte (female).
Gametocyte of Plasmodium falciparum was seen along with ring forms (double as well as single), which was suggestive of double infection (Plasmodium falciparum with Plasmodium vivax).
The following infectious agents were observed on slides: viruses (Viral gametocyte hypertrophy), Rickettsia/Chlamydia/Mycoplasma (rickettsia-like organisms, RLOs), ciliates (Ancistrocomidae) on the gills and in the stomach/intestine, xenomas (Sphenophrya-like ciliates), Sprague's Gregarines, Haplosporidium nelsoni (MSX), Nematopsis ostrearum, Turbellaria and Hexamita nelsoni, the average prevalences of each at each site are presented in Table 1.
Asymptomatic parasitaemia provides gametocyte reservoir in the community, capable of transmitting infections to the mosquitoes.
Risk factors for gametocyte carriage in uncomplicated falciparum malaria in children.
True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or B: Gametocytes perpetuate the transmission of malaria and delay in diagnosis and so treatment will increase gametocyte carriage and transmission.
Since this mobility is crucial to finding a female gametocyte, the presence of a greater number of males at this stage of the infection counters their reduced reproductive chances, he concludes.
Gametocyte prevalence by microscopy was lower in infants and increased with age and transmission intensity across the 3 countries (Table 2).
3] and the peripheral smear showed normocytic normochromic anemia with trophozoite and gametocyte forms of P.