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Novel Method for the Separation of Male and Female Gametocytes of the Malaria Parasite Plasmodium falciparum That Enables Biological and Drug Discovery

Ridgway, Melanie; Shea, Kwong Sum; Cihalova, Daniela; Maier, Alexander


We developed a flow-cytometry-based method to separate and collect cocultured male and female Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes responsible for malaria transmission. The purity of the collected cells was estimated at >97% using flow cytometry, and sorted cells were observed by Giemsa-stained thin-smear and live-cell fluorescence microscopy. The expression of validated sex-specific markers corroborated the sorting strategy. Collected male and female gametocytes were used to confirm three novel...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: mSphere
DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.00671-20
Access Rights: Open Access


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