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I wasn't sure when I first read this, but this is actually a very interesting question. Right now there seem to be two completely divorced lines of inquiry that researchers are pursuing with respect to the antimalarial drugs. One group of researchers is working on working out the mechanism by which say, chloroquine and its ilk bind to and interfere with ...


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Yes it is possible to culture plasmodia but they don't grow in a simple constituted medium. Usually RPMI supplemented with serum and erythrocytes is used for growing plasmodia ex-vivo. This article discusses the issues related to plasmodial culture in detail. The authors say that sometimes a certain growth stage (in particular gametocyte) is lost on ...



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