microgametocyte


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microgametocyte

[¦mī·krō·gə′mēd·ə‚sīt]
(biology)
A cell that gives rise to microgametes.
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A total of 339 P.falciparum thick smears containing 5620 gametocytes were screened for measuring the gametocyte density for microgametocyte (male) and macrogametocyte (female) and the mean sex-ratio was 0.31 i.e., 3.22 female per male.
(a) Clear, oval to elliptical-shaped fully formed oocysts (black arrow head) and hepatobiliary parenchymal cells (white arrow) from amprolium group at x400, (b) macrogametocytes (white arrow head) and few fully formed oocysts (black arrow head) from sulphachloropyrazine group at x400, and (c) cluster of biliary epithelial cells containing numerous microgametocytes from trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole group (black arrow).
The microgametocytes were dumbbell-shaped with amoeboid outline and measured 12.45 [+ or -] 2.50 [micro]M x 4.50 [+ or -] 0.78 [micro]M.