gametocyte

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gametocyte

[gə′mēd·ə‚sīt]
(histology)
An undifferentiated cell from which gametes are produced.
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The subsequent carriage of malaria gametocytes was monitored for two weeks and safety outcomes were monitored for four weeks.
In each of 12 rounds of this test, one child was a carrier of gametocytes, one was infected but carried no P.
Without gametocytes, the patient is infected but not infectious.
Morphological changes of gametocytes in both male and female gonad follicles suggested viral gametocytic hypertrophy disease.
Previous methods used human gametocyte donors to infect mosquitoes intended to deliver sporozoites to vaccines, (7) but this method was unpredictable and dependent on the availability of people naturally infected with malaria as gametocyte sources.
gametocytes occupied virtually every erythrocyte in vessels" of five Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) nestlings.
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.
vivax gametocytes to develop into infectious sporozoites after an adult mosquito has taken a blood meal from an infected human host [referred to as the extrinsic incubation period (EIP)].
2,10,14) The KIT receptor is present on mature mast cells, hematopoietic stem cells, gametocytes, cells of Cajal, and melanocytes.
It acts against the asexual stages and gametocytes thereby having potent schizontocidal activity and able to reduce the rate of malaria transmissibility in places of high malaria incidence.