Author(s): Lew VL
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Abstract The erythrocytic asexual reproduction cycle of Plasmodium falciparum, the most lethal malaria parasite in humans, starts with the invasion of a red blood cell by a merozoite and ends with the release of up to 32 new copies of itself in about 48 hours. A new study reveals that merozoite release is an explosive event ensuring the dispersal of these non-motile parasites for optimal re-invasion of new red cells.
This article was published in Curr Biol
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy