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Fig. 3 | Malaria Journal

Fig. 3

From: Cryogenically preserved RBCs support gametocytogenesis of Plasmodium falciparum in vitro and gametogenesis in mosquitoes

Fig. 3

a Oocyst abundance (oocyst counts from all midguts regardless of infection status) and b intensity (oocyst counts from infected midguts only) in mosquitoes depicted in Fig. 2 (left, top and bottom panels). Parasites were cultured in RBCs collected from 4 independent donors (indicated by colours) stored for 1 week as refrigerated (“4 °C”, circles) or cryo-preserved (“Cryo”, triangles). Horizontal bars represent group means with each data point representing oocyst counts from an individual mosquito midgut. For visualization purposes, counts were jittered horizontally to 40% but not vertically to maintain alignment with the gradient on the y-axis

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