What is Plasmodium Vivax? - Life Cycle & Morphology

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What form of the P. vivax parasite can cause latent, or hidden, infection of the liver cells?

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1. What protein is required for P. vivax parasites to enter red blood cells?

2. What form of the malaria parasite is taken up by a mosquito during a blood meal?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) is the most common human malaria parasite, and you can use these guides to check your knowledge of its lifecycle and various forms. Practice questions will look at P. vivax and its relationship with liver and red blood cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following in this quiz:

  • P. vivax and liver infections
  • Entrance of P. vivax into red blood cells
  • Names for malaria parasites
  • Form of malaria taken by mosquitoes

Skills Practiced

This work gives students a chance to utilize the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Plasmodium vivax
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding P. vivax and liver cells and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about malaria in mosquitos
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding names for malaria parasites

Additional Learning

For further information, check out the lesson on this subject entitled What is Plasmodium Vivax? - Life Cycle & Morphology. Goals of this lesson include the following:

  • Explain the life cycle of P. vivax
  • Understand how the parasite enters and infects the red blood cells of a human
  • Differentiate between the various human and mosquito stages of P. vivax
  • Know how the parasite replicates, especially in the liver
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