Plasmodium Falciparum: Life Cycle & Morphology

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What is the correct order of events of the P. falciparum life cycle?

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1. Which of the following infects liver cells?

2. What form of malaria parasites are taken up by mosquitoes during a blood meal?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will quiz you on Plasmodium falciparum, a parasite that causes malaria in humans. Questions ask about the stages of the Plasmodium falciparum life cycle, the form of the parasite that can infect the human liver, and the form of malaria parasite found in red blood cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combination covers the following goals:

  • Identify the correct order of events in the Plasmodium falciparum life cycle
  • Recognize the form of the parasite that can infect human liver cells
  • Understand the stages of the Plasmodium falciparum life cycle
  • Identify the form of malaria parasites taken up by mosquitoes during a blood meal
  • Name the form of malaria parasite that exists within a red blood cell

Skills Practiced

This set of study materials will help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the life cycle of Plasmodium falciparum and the various forms malaria takes
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related life science lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the forms of malaria that exist in the liver and red blood cells

Additional Learning

To learn more about this parasite, review the lesson called Plasmodium Falciparum: Life Cycle & Morphology. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • View parts of the world affected by malaria
  • Examine the liver, blood, and mosquito stages of malaria
  • Define vocabulary terms, including trophozoite, merozoite, and sporozoite
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