This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Plasmodium falciparum, TEM

Plasmodium falciparum, TEM

C032/0936

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Plasmodium falciparum plasmodial merozoite making initial contact with an erythrocyte (red blood cell) membrane at the beginning of erythrocyte invasion, coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM). The invasive merozoite has a distinct trilaminar membrane (green). The merozoite cytoplasm contains a rhoptry neck, or duct, and rhoptry bulbs (blue), a nucleus (ivory), ribosomes (orange), micronemes (purple) and mitochondria (dark pink). Malaria is caused by Plasmodium spp., protozoa. It is spread to humans by Anopheles species mosquitoes. The plasmodial parasite reproduces asexually in red blood cells significantly destroying many of them. Release of mature Plasmodium merozoites results in further infection and produces bouts of shivering fever (paroxysms) and sweating that may be fatal. Magnification: x5,840 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}