Plasmodium

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Introduction to Plasmodium

Plasmodium is an intracellular protozoan parasite. It is also a digenetic parasite i.e it needs two host for completion of lifecycle one is human and the other is female anopheles mosquito. Learn More

Lifecycle of Plasmodium

Mosquito is a primary or definitive host where sexual cycle of plasmodium occurs. Human is a secondary or intermediate host where asexual cycle of plasmodium occurs. This note contains information about asexual cycle in man. Learn More

Sexual Cycle of Plasmodium

When a mosquito bites a malaria-infected person, it sucks gametocytes along with blood. Gametocytes then reach to the stomach of mosquito where they become mature and undergo many developmental phases for sexual cycle of plasmodium. Learn More

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