Blood cell infected with malaria parasite

Malaria is caused by the single-celled parasite Plasmodium. It is transmitted from one person to another by certain species of blood sucking mosquito. The parasite spends part of its complex life cycle inside red blood cells.

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The Microbiology Society has a YouTube channel that includes a series of educational videos.

This playlist includes some of the Microbiology Society's videos related to education. Visit the Microbiology Society YouTube channel to find further videos on a range of microbiology topics. You can subscribe to the Microbiology Society YouTube channel to stay up-to-date.

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