Biology 546
Human parasitology laboratory tutorial

The photograph on the left is of a blood smear from an individual undergoing approximately 48 hour fever spikes. You note that about 2% of the red blood cells are infected. What species is most likely represented?

Plasmodium falciparum
Plasmodium malariae
Plasmodium ovale
Plasmodium vivax

Original; photograph by S.J. Upton

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