gametocyte

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gametocyte

[gə′mēd·ə‚sīt]
(histology)
An undifferentiated cell from which gametes are produced.
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These results suggest that the mosquitoes' earlier preference was not based on a child's personal characteristics, such as body temperature, but on the presence of gametocytes in the blood.
Weight, weight loss, red blood cell density, and gametocyte density were analyzed using ANOVA to determine the effects of treatment and experimental block.
Intraerythrocytic gametocytes found in cytology of peripheral blood smears are diagnostic.
Both the gametocytes markedly encircled the erythrocyte nucleus and appressed closely with the host cell envelope.
Merozoites are not localized within RBCs, while trophozoites, gametocyte, and schizonts are known to be attached to the RBC membranes.
The subsequent carriage of malaria gametocytes was monitored for two weeks and safety outcomes were monitored for four weeks.
Emergence and clearance of gametocytes in uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
The PDCL2 protein is the least characterized isoform; however, it is necessary for gametocyte transition into the haploid state.
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.
The sexual cycle begins in the cat gastrointestinal tract where gametocytes (sex cells) develop from ingested bradyzoites (slow growing form found in tissue cysts).
As part of its complex life cycle, a malaria parasite produces gametocytes while in the blood of a vertebrate host.