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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.
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gametocyte

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

(gəˈmi təˌsaɪt, ˈgæm ɪ-)

n.
a cell that produces gametes.
[1895–1900]
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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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To see whether carrying the transmissible gametocytes might affect a person's attractiveness to mosquitoes, Jacob Koella of Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris and his colleagues devised a simple test in an area of Kenya with endemic malaria.
When the erythrocyte bursts, merozoites are released; some of these develop into male and female gametocytes, which a biting mosquito then can ingest and the cycle is continued within the mosquito's body.
As the parasite multiplies inside the red blood cells, it produces not just more merozoites, but also gametocytes, which are capable of sexual reproduction.
Thin blood smears were taken at the same time as the blood count measures on days 6, 8, 10, 12, and 16, and used to calculate the asexual parasite density (parasites per ml) on each of these days and gametocyte density (gametocytes per ml) on day 16 PI.
vivax gametocytes transmit more effectively to the mosquito vector than P.
After several cycles, some of the merozoites create gametocytes that can be sucked out with blood by a mosquito.
falciparum gametocytes in mixed infections, and these gametocytes can persist without proper antimalarial treatment or monitoring (44).
Of the 551 thick smears examined for the rice-growing area, twenty-one of these showed gametocytes of Plasmodium falciparum, thus a gametocytic index of3.78% (21/551).
In addition, DQ kills developing gametocytes, the parasite stage responsible for malaria transmission.
But it also suffers from several limitations like failure in identification of all Plasmodium species, detection at very low parasitaemia levels, and failure in detection of gametocytes. In case of negative RDT results, microscopy is always required.21,22 According to studies, PCR has proven to be more sensitive and specific as compared to microscopic detection and species identification of plasmodium.19,23
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.