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Malaria: On a mission to block transmission

  1. Amanda Ross Is a corresponding author
  2. Nicolas MB Brancucci
  1. Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
  2. University of Basel, Switzerland
Cite as: eLife 2018;7:e35246 doi: 10.7554/eLife.35246
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Red blood cells infected with Plasmodium falciparum parasites.

Malaria parasites have a complex life cycle and different forms of the parasites can be found in the blood. This scanning electron micrograph shows red blood cells infected with the parasite: an asexual stage on the left and a mature gametocyte on the right. Only the gametocytes can infect mosquitoes.

© Brand, 2018. Image courtesy of Françoise Brand, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and University of Basel. Published under a CC BY 4.0 license.

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