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Sex in Plasmodium falciparum: Silence Play between GDV1 and HP1

Author:
Rea, Edward, Le Roch, Karine G., Tewari, Rita
Source:
Trends in parasitology 2018 v.34 no.6 pp. 450-452
ISSN:
1471-4922
Subject:
Plasmodium falciparum, malaria, parasites, sexual development
Abstract:
Understanding how malaria parasites commit to sexual development is key to the development of transmission-blocking strategies. Recent work by Filarsky and colleagues extends our understanding of the molecular mechanisms driving this process by characterizing an early factor in gametocytogenesis, and showing how this fits neatly into our current knowledge of sexual commitment.
Agid:
6147912