A sub-microscopic gametocyte reservoir can sustain malaria transmission.

Novel diagnostic tools, including PCR and high field gradient magnetic fractionation (HFGMF), have improved detection of asexual Plasmodium falciparum parasites and especially infectious gametocytes in human blood. These techniques indicate a significant number of people carry gametocyte densities t...

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Main Authors: Stephan Karl, David Gurarie, Peter A Zimmerman, Charles H King, Tim G St Pierre, Timothy M E Davis
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2011-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
Online Access:http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC3114851?pdf=render