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gametocyte

 [gah-met´o-sīt]
1. an oocyte or spermatocyte; a cell that produces gametes.
2. the sexual stage of the malarial parasite in the blood which may produce gametes when taken into the mosquito host; it may be male (microgametocyte) or female (macrogametocyte).

ga·me·to·cyte

(gă-mē'tō-sīt),
A cell capable of dividing to produce gametes, for example, a sperm or oocyte.
Synonym(s): gamont
[gameto- + G. kytos, cell]

gametocyte

/ga·me·to·cyte/ (-sīt)
1. a cell capable of dividing to form gametes; an oocyte or spermatocyte.
2. the sexual form, male or female, of certain sporozoa, such as malarial plasmodia, found in the erythrocytes, which may produce gametes when ingested by the secondary host. See also macrogametocyte and microgametocyte.

gametocyte

(gə-mē′tə-sīt′)
n.
A cell from which gametes develop by meiotic division, especially a spermatocyte or an oocyte.

gametocyte

[gəmē′tōsīt]
Etymology: Gk, gamete + kytos, cell
any cell capable of dividing into or in the process of developing into a gamete.

ga·me·to·cyte

(gă-mē'tō-sīt)
A cell capable of dividing to produce gametes, e.g., a spermatocyte or oocyte.
[gameto- + G. kytos, cell]

gametocyte

A cell from which a GAMETE is developed by division. In the ovary, a gametocyte is an oocyte; in the testicle it is a spermatocyte.

gametocyte

an animal or plant cell that develops into gametes by meiosis. see GAMETOGENESIS.

gametocyte

an oocyte or spermatocyte; a cell that produces gametes.
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Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte carriage in asymptomatic children in western Kenya," Malaria Journal, vol.
For the plasmodium vivax case of gametocyte and esquizonte types, the classification percentages were 71.
Sowunmi and Fateye (2) examined gametocyte carriage and intensities of gametocytaemia in Nigerian children suffering from uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria treated with antimalarial drugs.
Weight, weight loss, red blood cell density, and gametocyte density were analyzed using ANOVA to determine the effects of treatment and experimental block.
Morphological changes of gametocytes in both male and female gonad follicles suggested viral gametocytic hypertrophy disease.
36) In the case of Hemoproteus, only the gametocyte stage is detected in peripheral blood; therefore, birds with an early infection could be incorrectly identified as negative.
1 include a late asexual form (schizont, dotted arrow) and an early gametocyte (black arrow), mature forms not usually seen in the peripheral blood.
This pathology is mainly caused by a monosomy of the X chromosome, through partial or complete loss of the second X chromosome or, in a lower percentage, through cell line mosaicism (1); this happens because of a failure in the sexual chromatin separation during meiosis in the gametocyte or during an early stage of embrionary division.
The PDCL2 protein is the least characterized isoform; however, it is necessary for gametocyte transition into the haploid state.