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Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Infected Human Red Blood Cells

Caption: Infected human red blood cells (top; and right of center) by the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum (the parasite is shown in purple). The newly-formed parasites (left of center) are ready to invade new red blood cells.

Credit: Le Roch lab, UC Riverside.

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