Taxonomy: f. Plasmodidae
Animal: Plasmodium berghei 4 23.jpg
Plasmodium berghei in thick film of blood from a rat - mature schizonts contain 10 - 18 nuclei and ring forms have 1 nucleus infecting reticulocytes. These rodent malarial parasites are used in many research institutes for studies to develop new drugs or a vaccine against malaria because they are similar in many respects to human malarial parasites.
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