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Figure 2

From: ATP and luciferase assays to determine the rate of drug action in in vitro cultures of Plasmodium falciparum

Figure 2

Parasite morphology after 6–8 hours of drug treatment. Plasmodium falciparum 3D7 parasite cultures were incubated for 8 hours with 100 nM chloroquine or 10 mM DFMO, or for 6 hours with 100 nM mefloquine, 100 nM artemisinin, 100 μM ritonavir or 0.1 nM gramicidin. Giemsa-stained thin blood smears were prepared from drug-exposed and solvent control cultures and viewed by bright-field light microscopy using a 100x oil-immersion objective. In each case, three representative images of control (upper row) and treated (lower row) parasites are shown.

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