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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Plasmodiidae — several parasitic protozoa.


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From Latin plasma + Late Latin -odium.


  • The evolution of parasitic Plasmodium is much more complex than Behe claims.

    Behe: ID rescues Common Descent

  • I didn't know anything about malaria prior to reading these posts and a couple of these papers, but it's apparent to me now that Plasmodium is a terrible "model organism" for Behe to try to derive mutation rates from.

    Behe Responds

  • If we used the measured mutation rate in Plasmodium of 2.5E-9 (no different from that in humans), the probability of two simultaneous mutations is 6.3E-18, almost 1000-fold more likely than Behe's 10E-20.

    Behe Responds

  • Would you say that parasitic Plasmodium is less evolvable than other earlier eukaryotes?

    Behe: ID rescues Common Descent

  • However, the exact life cycle of Plasmodium is still not fully understood, especially with regards to ooctyes.

    Behe Responds

  • A critical role for PfCRT K76T in Plasmodium falciparum verapamil-reversible chloroquine resistance

    Behe Responds

  • Malaria, spread by the single-celled parasite Plasmodium, is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.

    Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Developed to Fight Malaria | Impact Lab

  • Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, which is transmitted via the bites of infected mosquitoes. - Articles related to Africa making dramatic strides in malaria fight

  • Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium falciparum, which is transmitted by mosquito bites.

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  • The disease is caused by a parasite, a single cell organism called Plasmodium, but previous attempts to create GM mosquitoes have failed because although they reduced the insects 'ability to pass on the pathogen, it was not eradicated all together.

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