A key protein is discovered as essential for malaria parasite transmission to mosquitos

Scientists studying the sexual transformation of the malaria parasite have solved a long-standing mystery in parasite biology. Two research teams have independently discovered that a single protein acts as the master genetic switch that triggers the development of male and female sexual forms of the malaria parasite. The discovery has important implications for human health.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/ps-…


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