Notes on lesson on Plasmodium |



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.

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.

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.