Science in Motion – Malaria
This week’s Science in Motion animation focuses on Malaria. The animation shows how Malaria’s lifecycle begins when an infected female anopheles mosquito transmits the infectious form of the parasite, the sporozoite, into a human host during a blood meal. Sporozoites travel to the liver and infect liver cells and multiply asexually within. Within the liver, these parasites differentiate, producing thousands of merozoites that are released into the blood following the rupture of the host liver cell.