Malaria parasites prepare for flight

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Abstract

Life in seasonal environments often means facing extreme environmental fluctuations. Many multicellular organisms have evolved strategies to cope with this lifestyle. Single-celled malaria parasites are no different. An elegant experiment reveals that they respond to the availability of mosquitoes to make the most of seasonal transmission opportunities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-553
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Volume30
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

Keywords

  • adaptive plasticity
  • behavioural modulation
  • recrudescence
  • seasonal transmission
  • trade-off

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