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Malaria vaccine research. Light micrograph of a schizont from liver cells infected by the Plasmodium yoelii parasite. This plasmodium species is often used to infect mice as a model of human malaria, which is caused by another Plasmodium sp. parasite. Schizonts are one stage of the parasite's life-cycle whilst it develops inside the host cell. Here they are being studied as part of research to help develop an anti-malaria vaccine. Photographed at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France.
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