Factors affecting the ability of isolated Plasmodium knowlesi merozoites to attach to and invade erythrocytes.


Plasmodium knowlesi merozoites were prepared by the polycarbonate sieving method of Dennis, Mitchell, Butcher & Cohen (1975). Merozoite function was assayed by their attachment to and invasion of rhesus erythrocytes at 37 degrees C. The early merozoites from the culture chamber were the most invasive, although maximum numbers of merozoites appeared later… (More)


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