Accession Number:

ADA285139

Title:

Strategies for the Control of Malaria

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The sexual stage of the parasites life cycle takes place in the mosquito, which is its definitive host. Sporogony occurs in the mosquitos midgut following the ingestion of gametocytes from an infected human. The microgametocyte exflagellates to produce four to eight microgametes, each capable of fertilizing a macrogamete to form a zygote, which elongates to become a motile ookinete. These force their way through and between the epithelial cells to the outer surface of the midgut, where they round up into spheres called oocysts. An infected mosquito usually has one to ten oocysts

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE