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Table 2 Structural and compositional parameters of P. falciparum obtained through interpretation of the measured UV-visible-NIR spectra of control IRBCs and parasites extracted from the host IRBCs

From: Spectrophotometric detection of susceptibility to anti-malarial drugs

Paramer 10-11 hrs 15-17 hrs 22 hrs
Average cell volume (fl) 16.0 ± 0.7 20.7 ± 0.4 22.4 ± 1.9
DV volume (fl) 3.9 ± 0.2 5.4 ± 0.2 6.0 ± 0.2
NU volume (fl) 2.8 ± 0.4 2.7 ± 0.5 2.8 ± 0.3
HZ (pg/cell) 0.15 ± 0.03 0.28 ± 0.04 0.27 ± 0.01
Nucleotides (fg/cell) 45 ± 12 141 ± 30 120 ± 21