The hypnozoite concept, with particular reference to malaria

@article{Markus2010TheHC,
  title={The hypnozoite concept, with particular reference to malaria},
  author={Miles B. Markus},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={108},
  pages={247-252}
}
  • M. Markus
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Parasitology Research
In 1978, the nature of the hypnozoite was discussed in an article that appeared in a relatively obscure journal, which is also where the term was adopted for Plasmodium (a little-known fact). As a result, that commentary on the use of the word “hypnozoite” has been almost completely overlooked. Although the publication is now more than three decades old, the analysis remains valid today. It is explained in the present paper that like “merozoite” and “sporozoite”, the name “hypnozoite” is… Expand
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