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Search Results for: plasmodium

Malaria : Plasmodium togetherness a strategy for breeding success

Malaria, which infects 600 million people in the world and leads annually to 2 million deaths, is the most widespread of... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Plasmodium

plasmodium (Science: plant biology) Multinucleate mass of protoplasm bounded only by a plasma membrane, the main vegetative... Read More

Definitive host

Different Biological Relationships The biological world is interconnected whether we notice it or not. All the life forms... Read More

Asexual reproduction

Asexual Reproduction Definition What is asexual reproduction? Asexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction that does not... Read More

Endoparasitism

Definition noun (parasitology) A form of parasitism involving endoparasite Supplement Parasitism is one of the many forms of... Read More

Endoparasite

Definition noun, plural: endoparasites (parasitology) A parasite that lives within the body of the... Read More

Trophozoite

Definition noun, plural: trophozoites The active, amoeboid cell form that occurs during the feeding stage in the life cycle... Read More

Gamete

Definition of Gamete What is a gamete? A gamete is the mature reproductive or sex cell that contains a haploid number of... Read More

Ookinete

Definition noun, plural: ookinetes The motile zygote formed by the fertilization of microgamete and macrogamete of certain... Read More

Obligate parasite

Parasitism is a form of symbiosis that occurs between a parasite and its host. The parasite is the organism that generally... Read More

Merozoite

Definition noun, plural: merozoites A cell formed during the asexual division of the schizont; a stage in the life cycle of... Read More

Intermediate host

Intermediate Host Definition When looking at the relationships amongst different biological members of our biosphere, we... Read More

Malaria

Malaria in humans, the set of diseases caused by infection by the protozoans plasmodium vivax causing the tertian type, P.... Read More

Sporozoa

Definition noun A protozoan phylum of the Kingdom Protista of the old five kingdom scheme of classification, and includes... Read More

Tertian fever

tertian fever --> vivax malaria (Science: disease, microbiology) A type of malaria caused by the protozoan plasmodium... Read More

Protozoa

Definition noun, singular: protozoon Eukaryotic organisms belonging to a group characterized for being single-celled, most... Read More

Protozoology

Definition noun A branch of biology that studies protozoa, which are eucharyotes characterized by being single-celled, most... Read More

Apicomplexa

Definition noun A phylum comprised of protozoans characterized by having a special organelle called an apical complex, and... Read More

Sporozoan

Definition noun, plural: sporozoans Any of the numerous protozoans of the phylum (or class) Sporozoa, generally... Read More

Quinine

Definition noun (pharmacology) A bitter, crystalline, alkaloid powder extracted from Cinchona bark used for medical purposes... Read More

Sporozoite

Definition noun, plural: sporozoites A minute, elongated cell that arise from the repeated division of the oocyst during... Read More

Gametocyte

Definition noun, plural: gametocytes A gamete-forming diploid germ cell Supplement A gametocyte is a gamete-forming cell.... Read More

Adhesion

Definition noun (cell biology) The binding of a cell to another cell, or a cell to a surface, via specific cell adhesion... Read More

Unicellular

Unicellular organisms are organisms consisting of one cell only that performs all vital functions including metabolism,... Read More

Accole forms

Accole forms --> applique forms a term applied to the manner in which the ring stage of plasmodium falciparum parasitises... Read More

Sickle cell anaemia

Definition noun A hereditary blood disorder resulting in anaemia due to a mutation in the allele coding for the beta chain... Read More

Parasitism

Definition noun A form of symbiosis in which one organism (called parasite) benefits at the expense of another organism... Read More