Gamete Interruptus A Novel Calcium-Dependent Kinase Is Essential for Malaria Sexual Reproduction

Abstract

Malaria parasites undergo sexual fertilization minutes after the bloodmeal enters the mosquito midgut. In this issue of Cell, Billker et al. (2004) describe a new Plasmodium calcium-dependent protein kinase essential for gamete formation, and show that it is required for parasite transmission. 
DOI: 10.1016/S0092-8674(04)00455-6

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@article{Vernick2004GameteIA, title={Gamete Interruptus A Novel Calcium-Dependent Kinase Is Essential for Malaria Sexual Reproduction}, author={Kenneth D Vernick}, journal={Cell}, year={2004}, volume={117}, pages={419-420} }