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Description:Note the developmental “tetrad” configuration of these Babesia sp. trophozoites, which resemble P. falciparum.
Though developmentally the Babesia spp. organisms resemble Plasmodium falciparum, these parasites present several distinguishing features: they vary more in shape and in size; and they do not produce pigment.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin
Creation Date:1973
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Links:CDC – National Center for Infectious Diseases – Div. of Parasitic Diseases: Babesiosis Life Cycle
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