Unformatted text preview: • Plasmodium is narrower in host range Two-host life cycle of Plasmodium • Insect factor: MOSQUITOS (female) • Just know that the mosquito affects liver and blood and there’s a bunch transformations that go on Malaria: facts and figures • 2.7 million deaths per year** • no vaccine • resistance to drugs increasing (parasite and vector) • Why should we care? very frequent and spreads a lot. Ciliates • Use of cilia to move and feed • Micronucleus (is transferred to progeny) • germline, silent and diploid • Macronucleus (amplified from micronucleus) • (somatic, highly polyploid) • Several hundreds of chromosomes • 0.5-1 Mb in size...
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- Spring '14
- Plasmodium falciparum, 1 MB, aquatic photosynthetic microbes, (red tide), Two-host life cycle