gametocyte


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ga·me·to·cyte

 (gə-mē′tə-sīt′)
n.
A cell from which gametes develop by meiotic division, especially a spermatocyte or an oocyte.

gametocyte

(ɡəˈmiːtəʊˌsaɪt)
n
(Biology) an animal or plant cell that develops into gametes by meiosis. See also oocyte, spermatocyte

ga•me•to•cyte

(gəˈmi təˌsaɪt, ˈgæm ɪ-)

n.
a cell that produces gametes.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gametocyte - an immature animal or plant cell that develops into a gamete by meiosis
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
oocyte - a female gametocyte that develops into an ovum after two meiotic divisions
spermatocyte - a male gametocyte that develops into four spermatids
Translations

ga·me·to·cyte

n. gametocito, célula que al dividirse produce gametos tal como el parásito de la malaria cuando se divide y pasa al mosquito portador.
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The diagnosis of Plasmodium species infection was made by either with detection of gametocyte of PF and PV from Giemsa-stained peripheral blood smear or rapid diagnostic test (RDT).
Increased Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte production in mixed infections with P.
Many treatments (even some that are not permanently gonadotoxic) can trigger transient changes in in gametocyte DNA, along with changes in number and function.
falciparum gametocyte (crescent or sausage shaped).
Despite this, through the observations, Plasmodium falciparum prevalence and gametocyte rate in villagers decreased dramatically after LLINs deployment (61).
The selected proteins are very important because PfLDH has a role in glycolysis for energy production during asexual cycle, while Pfg27 is vital protein for the gametocyte production during sexual phase of the parasite; thus both proteinsare potential molecular targets for antimalarial drugs.
In teleostean fish, photoperiod influences the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis stimulating or inhibiting the production of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, pituitary hormones (follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone) and other hormones that modulate reproduction and gametocyte maturation (DAVIE et al.
falciparum is evenly expressed in asexual blood-stage parasites during development from merozoites via trophozoites to schizonts, as well as in the sexual gametocyte forms.
Previous methods used human gametocyte donors to infect mosquitoes intended to deliver sporozoites to vaccines, (7) but this method was unpredictable and dependent on the availability of people naturally infected with malaria as gametocyte sources.
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Gametocyte dynamics and the role of drugs in reducing the transmission potential of Plasmodium vivax.