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These two diagrams, illustrated by Gertrude H. Nicholson, compare the intraerythrocytic stages of development of the Plasmodium malariae parasite in a human subject on the left, to the intraerythrocytic stages of development of P. brasilianum parasites in a simian subject, i.e., monkey, on the right.

Plasmodium malariae diagram key:

#1 - normal red cell; #2 through #5 - young trophozoites; #6 through #11 - growing trophozoites; #12 and #13 - nearly mature and mature trophozoites, respectively; #14 through #20 - developing schizonts; #21 and #22 - mature schizonts; #23 - developing gametocyte; #24 - mature macrogametocyte; #25 - mature microgametocyte.

Plasmodium brasilianum diagram key:

#1 - A normal red cell; #2 through #23 - trophozoites; #24 through #28 - schizonts; #29 - macrogametocyte; #30 - microgametocyte.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. McWilson Warren
Creation Date:1970
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