The plastid in Plasmodium falciparum asexual blood stages: a three-dimensional ultrastructural analysis.

@article{Hopkins1999ThePI,
  title={The plastid in Plasmodium falciparum asexual blood stages: a three-dimensional ultrastructural analysis.},
  author={John Mervyn Hopkins and Ruth E Fowler and Sanjeev Krishna and iain. wilson and Graham Howard Mitchell and Lawrence Howard Bannister},
  journal={Protist},
  year={1999},
  volume={150 3},
  pages={283-95}
}
The plastid in Plasmodium falciparum asexual stages is a tubular structure measuring about 0.5 micron x 0.15 micron in the merozoite, and 1.6 x 0.35 microns in trophozoites. Each parasite contains a single plastid until this organelle replicates in late schizonts. The plastid always adheres to the (single) mitochondrion, along its whole length in merozoites and early rings, but only at one end in later stages. Regions of the plastid are also closely related to the pigment vacuole, nuclear… CONTINUE READING