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July 21, 2020

Malaria parasites growing inside an infected red blood cell

Malaria parasites growing inside an infected red blood cell (blue) will eventually burst out in unison, with millions of other parasites lurking in red blood cells around them, a feat of timing that's coordinated by the parasite’s internal clock.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant DMS 1839299.]

Learn more in the Duke University news story Malaria parasite ticks to its own internal clock. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: July 21, 2020)

Credit: NIH

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