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Open Access | Malaria: Origin of the Term ‘‘Hypnozoite’’

November 24, 2011 - 11:13 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Miles B. Markus
Reference: 
Journal of the History of Biology (2011) 44:781–786

Hypnozoites are dormant forms in the life cycles of certain parasitic protozoa that belong to the Phylum Apicomplexa (Sporozoa) and are best known for their probable association with latency and relapse in human malarial infections caused by Plasmodium ovale and P. vivax. 

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