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J Eukaryot Microbiol. 1993 May-Jun;40(3):269-71.

Novel structure in the pellicular complex of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes.

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Institute of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

Abstract

Using transmission electron microscopy, transverse dense bands were found to be associated with subpellicular microtubules and inner membranes in Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes. These dense bands may act as supportive structures to maintain the parallel arrangement of the microtubules, and/or to connect them to the inner membranes.

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