This Giemsa stained thick film micrograph depicts an immature P. malariae schizont containing four chromatin masses.
There are approximately 156 named species of Plasmodium which infect various species of vertebrates. Four species, P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae are known to infect humans
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CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin; Steve Glenn
|CDC – National Center for Infectious Diseases – Malaria: General Information|
|CDC – National Center for Infectious Diseases – Div. of Parasitic Diseases: Malaria Life Cycle|
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