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Table 1 The composition of the structural groups of the IRBC interpretation model

From: Spectrophotometric detection of susceptibility to anti-malarial drugs

Structural group (shell/core): Composition of the shell Composition of the shell Composition of the core
IRBC body/    Haemozoin
Parasite body/    Haemoglobin
Digestive vacuole Haemoglobin Proteins Water
IRBC body/ Proteins
Parasite body/ Water RNA DNA + RNA + nucleotides
Nucleus   Water Water
IRBC body/    Proteins
Water
Parasite body/
Organelles