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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
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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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Smears having trophozoite, schizonts and gametocytes were considered positive as per malaria diagnosis standard criteria set by World Health Organisation (WHO).
However, some of these (6: transmission-stage) develop within red blood cells into male and female gametocytes that can reproduce inside mosquitoes (7 - 8), which leads to malaria transmission.
falciparum gametocytes in mixed infections, and these gametocytes can persist without proper antimalarial treatment or monitoring (44).
Field evaluation of Eimeria tenella (local isolates) gametocytes vaccine and its comparative efficacy with imported live vaccine, LivaCox(r).
may exist in different forms such as ring forms (trophozoites), gametocytes and schizonts.
To test the effects of ZFNs on gametocytes, we examined ZFN-induced mutation in parthenogenetically activated embryos.
Gametocytes in a high-latitude population of Ostrea edulis (Linnaeus, 1758) were recorded when water temperatures were 0-1[degrees]C, possibly as a result of warmer autumn water temperatures initiating a second incomplete round of reproductive activity prior to winter dormancy (Joyce et al.
In order to be transmitted to mosquitoes formerly asexual parasites instead develop into gametocytes, which are the only forms that can infect mosquitoes.
The occurrence of falciparum peak after the vivax peak could be due to a longer interval seen in falciparum, between the appearance of gametocytes in the primary case and the appearance of disease in the secondary case, as compared to vivax12.
The life cycle of all apicomplexans consists of 3 major phases: schizogony (an asexual phase with multiple mitoses), gametogony (a sexual phase involving progression from gametocytes to gametes which join to form a zygote), and sporogony (another asexual phase consisting of infective sporozoites forming within the zygote).
Falciparum malaria: accidental transmission to man by mosquitoes after infection with culture-derived gametocytes.