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a cell capable of dividing to produce gametes, e.g., a spermatocyte or oocyte.

Synonym: gamont.

Origin: Gameto-_ g. Kytos, cell

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How bees extend life with bee royal jelly:

... produce compatible plasma for production of regenerative tissue . The queen bee’s life extends over 10 times due to royal jelly and to her own gametocytes.

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by enarees
Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:33 pm
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... sporozoites in their salivary glands. A mosquito becomes infected when it takes a blood meal from an infected human. Once ingested, the parasite gametocytes taken up in the blood will further differentiate into male or female gametes and then fuse in the mosquito gut. This produces an ookinete ...

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by MichaelXY
Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:10 am
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Outline for Malaria powerpoint on Ecology and transmission

... been identified as vectors for malaria. Distribution varies from country to country. By biting an infected person, a female mosquito sucks the gametocytes which are the sexual forms of the parasite. The gametocytes continue to the sexual stage of the cycle and the sporozoites eventually reach ...

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by Inuyasha
Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:45 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Outline for Malaria powerpoint on Ecology and transmission
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