Production of plasmodium falciparum gametocytes in vitro

Kathryn Shaw Saliba, Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena

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Production of gametocytes in vitro is essential for studies of Plasmodium falciparum sexual stages. Here, we describe procedures for the high-yield production and fractionation of P. falciparum gametocytes stages I to V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMalaria
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781627030250
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Gametocyte
  • Multilayer Percoll gradient
  • Percoll-sorbitol gradient
  • Plasmodium falciparum
  • Purification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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