Malaria is caused by infection with four species of the intracellular protozoan parasite Plasmodium that are transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. Most severe form of malaria in human is caused by Plasmodium falciparum, with above 300 million people affected by malaria each year and about 2 million deaths (Ref.1). Life cycle of Plasmodium in human starts with a bite from an infected mosquito and an initial phase of infection and replication in liver cells: the exo-erythrocytic phase, where merozoites are formed. These mer...
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