Related Content

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Medicine and health

GO

Show Summary Details

Overview

Plasmodium


Quick Reference

n. a genus of protozoans (see Sporozoa) that live as parasites within human red blood cells and liver cells. The parasite undergoes its asexual development (see schizogony) in humans and completes the sexual phase of its development (see sporogony) in the stomach and digestive glands of a bloodsucking Anopheles mosquito. Four species cause malaria: P. vivax, P. ovale, P. falciparum, and P. malariae.


Reference entries

View all reference entries »