I am maintaining Plasmodium falciparum cultures for past 6 months. For the blood culture, usually we lab members take turns and donate blood for the culture. I observed that the parasite's normal growth cycle were fast and more healthy in B+ blood, little slow in AB+ blood. But on the whole the culture was maintained good but I really observed fast stage transitions in B+.
Is this really possible? Does a specific blood group have an impact on Plasmodium growth? Did anyone notice the same issue?