gametocyte


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gametocyte

[gə′mēd·ə‚sīt]
(histology)
An undifferentiated cell from which gametes are produced.
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Treatment of malaria patients with co-artemether reduces gametocyte carriage and density in children and makes them less infectious to mosquitoes than treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine plus chloroquine (13).
Evidence shows that gametocytes can persist for 1 year after infection (17).
The efficacy of the TBV will be dependent upon the proportion of gametocyte carriers immunized in a local transmission area.
(15) This was the first identification of circulating gametocytes in peripheral blood in a new host family and would have justified the establishment of a new species of hemoprotozoa.
This rapid clearance of gametocytes is a major benefit of DHA/PPQ in comparison with chloroquine, given that P.
Ashley et al., "Seasonal variation in hyperparasitaemia and gametocyte carriage in patients with Plasmodium falciparum malaria on the Thai-Burmese border," Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol.
Targett, "Risk factors for gametocyte carriage in Gambian children," The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol.
The rest of the daughter merozoites develop into sexual forms called gametocytes [10].
In Anopheles mosquito vectors, the cycle begins when gametocytes are ingested by mosquitoes, but approximately 62% of mosquitoes that ingest infected blood never get infected.
Phylogenetic Gene ID classification Trophozoite Schizont Merozoite PF3D7_0204700 Clade 2 + + + PF3D7_0919500 Clade 4 nd nd nd Blood stage Gene ID Gametocyte I Gametocyte II Gametocyte III PF3D7_0204700 + + nd PF3D7_0919500 nd nd nd Mosquito/sexual stage Gene ID Gametocyte IV Gametocyte V Ookinete Sporozoite PF3D7_0204700 nd + nd + PF3D7_0919500 nd nd nd + Phylogenetic classification (see Figure 1); +: protein expression is detected; nd: not detected.