Exflagellation | definition of exflagellation by Medical dictionary
the protrusion or formation of flagelliform microgametes
from a microgametocyte
in malarial parasites and some related sporozoa.
The extrusion of rapidly waving flagellumlike microgametes from microgametocytes; in the case of human malaria parasites, this occurs in the blood meal taken by the proper anopheline vector within a few minutes after ingestion of the infected blood by the mosquito.
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Results of an exflagellation
test were positive, and a thermotolerance test showed organism growth at 44[degrees]C -45[degrees]C (7).
Successful development includes exflagellation, fertilization, ookinete formation, and penetration through the peritrophic matrix and midgut epithelium to form oocysts.
Plasmodium gallinaceum: Exflagellation stimulated by a mosquito factor.