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Unformatted text preview: cell ruptures, the waste products of the merozoites also enter the blood, and cause chills and fever. Most of the merozoites invade new red blood cells and repeat the cycle. A few of the merozoites change and develop into male and female sexual forms (gametocytes). The gametocytes circulate in the blood and cause no further damage. 7) However, if gametocytes are picked up by an Anopheles mosquito feeding on the blood, they enter the intestine of the mosquito and begin the cycle of sexual reproduction. 8) Male and female gametocyte unite to form a zygote. The zygote forms an oocyst, in which cell division occurs and numbers of sporozoites are formed....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09