exflagellation

exflagellation

 [eks-flaj″ĕ-la´shun]
the protrusion or formation of flagelliform microgametes from a microgametocyte in malarial parasites and some related sporozoa.

ex·flag·el·la·tion

(eks'flaj-ĕ-lā'shŭn),
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.
Synonym(s): polymitus
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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.
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