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Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 1996 Sep-Oct;91(5):519-41.

The biology of malarial parasite in the mosquito--a review.

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Departamento de Microbiologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brasil.


The purpose of this review is to summarize the biology of Plasmodium in the mosquito including recent data to contribute to better understanding of the developmental interaction between mosquito and malarial parasite. The entire sporogonic cycle is discussed taking into consideration different parasite/vector interactions and factors affecting parasite development to the mosquito.

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