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Title: Short report: Rosette formation in Plasmodium ovale infection
Authors: Brian J. Angus
Kesinee Thanikkul
Kamolrat Silamut
Nicholas J. White
Rachanee Udomsangpetch
Mahidol University
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-1996
Citation: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Vol.55, No.5 (1996), 560-561
Abstract: Red blood cells infected by mature stages of Plasmodium ovale obtained from a 56-year-old Thai patient formed rosettes readily with uninfected erythrocytes. Ex vivo, the ring stage infected erythrocytes matured well under the in vitro conditions used for P. falciparum culture, and the infected erythrocytes formed rosettes when the parasites became mature trophozoites. These rosettes were stable and remained intact until completion of schizogony. Plasmodium ovale rosettes were similar to those formed by P. falciparum- and P. vivax-infected erythrocytes. Rosette formation appears to be a common property of three species of human plasmodia.
ISSN: 00029637
Appears in Collections:Scopus 1991-2000

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