Phagocytosis of the extracellular gametocytes of Plasmodium falciparum has been demonstrated in vitro, and in viva in the bloodmeal within the mosquito midgut. Up to 84% of the gametocytes were ingested within two hours in vitro, compared to 7% in the same period in the mosquito gut. © 1976, Oxford University Press.
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