microgametocyte


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microgametocyte

 [mi″kro-gah-me´to-sīt]
a cell that produces microgametes.
the male gametocyte of certain Sporozoa, such as malarial plasmodia.

mi·cro·ga·me·to·cyte

(mī'krō-ga-mē'tō-sīt),
The mother cell producing the microgametes, or male elements of sexual reproduction in sporozoan protozoans and fungi.
Synonym(s): microgamont

mi·cro·ga·me·to·cyte

(mī'krō-gă-mē'tō-sīt)
The mother cell producing the microgametes, or male elements of sexual reproduction in sporozoan protozoans and fungi.
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During the follow up period, microgametocytes of P falciparum cases were investigated to determine the prevalence of gametocytes.
greineri by both macro- and microgametocytes. Both gametocytes were dumbbell-shaped.
Others undergo multiple fission inside cells, forming microgametocytes containing 16 nonflagellated microgametes.
(3) Macrogametes are dark blue with a compact dark nucleus, whereas microgametocytes are pale blue with a diffuse pink nucleus.