Contact: Nerissa Hannink
University of Melbourne
Caption: This is an electron tomographic reconstruction of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, showing the different stages of development. Mature parasites (right hand side) degrade hemoglobin in a digestive vacuole (DV) making them susceptible to attack by the antimalarial drug, artemisinin, while immature parasites (left hand side) are less sensitive.
Credit: Dr Eric Hanssen, Advanced Microscopy Facility, Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia.
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