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Problem: Select the FOUR statements about Plasmodium that are true.A) The complete life cycle of Plasmodium requires two hosts.B) When a mosquito bites a human with malaria, diploid Plasmodium cells enter the mosquito.C) Plasmodium cells are transferred to humans through mosquito saliva.D) The life cycle of Plasmodium involves only haploid forms.E) Inside an infected mosquito, haploid gametes fuse, forming a diploid zygote that develops into an oocyst.F) Inside an infected mosquito, haploid gametes fuse, forming a haploid zygote that develops into an oocyst.G) Plasmodium cells infect two specific types of cells in humans.

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Plasmodium Life Cycle:


A) The complete life cycle of Plasmodium requires two hosts. → TRUE

The life cycle of Plasmodium requires mosquitoes and humans as hosts.


B) When a mosquito bites a human with malaria, diploid Plasmodium cells enter the mosquito. → FALSE

Plasmodium gametocytes that enter the mosquito are haploid, which becomes diploid following fertilization.

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Select the FOUR statements about Plasmodium that are true.

A) The complete life cycle of Plasmodium requires two hosts.

B) When a mosquito bites a human with malaria, diploid Plasmodium cells enter the mosquito.

C) Plasmodium cells are transferred to humans through mosquito saliva.

D) The life cycle of Plasmodium involves only haploid forms.

E) Inside an infected mosquito, haploid gametes fuse, forming a diploid zygote that develops into an oocyst.

F) Inside an infected mosquito, haploid gametes fuse, forming a haploid zygote that develops into an oocyst.

G) Plasmodium cells infect two specific types of cells in humans.

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