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gametocyte stages

Real-time PCR assays for detection and quantification of early P. falciparum gametocyte stages

October 5, 2021 - 10:50 -- Open Access
Gadalla AAH, Siciliano G, Farid R, Alano P, Ranford-Cartwright L, McCarthy JS, Thompson J, Babiker HA
Sci Rep. 2021 Sep 27;11(1):19118

The use of quantitative qRT-PCR assays for detection and quantification of late gametocyte stages has revealed the high transmission capacity of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. To understand how the parasite adjusts its transmission in response to in-host environmental conditions including antimalarials requires simultaneous quantification of early and late gametocytes.

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