Biology 546
Human parasitology laboratory tutorial

The photograph on the left is of a human blood smear. You have no other information available. You note that the slide contains very few parasite stages, but some stages reveal the "band-like" pattern as shown. What species is most likely represented?

Babesia microti
Plasmodium falciparum
Plasmodium malariae
Plasmodium vivax

Original; photograph by S.J. Upton

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