Commitment Isn't for Everyone

Gabrielle A. Josling, Manuel Llinás

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The majority of malaria parasites during human infection are asexual and are unable to be transmitted to mosquitoes. Only sexually differentiated parasites (gametocytes) can be successfully transmitted to complete the lifecycle. In a recent study by Bancells et al. (Nat. Microbiol. 2019;4:144–154), a new route of sexual conversion is identified that does not require a prior round of replication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-383
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases


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