Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Signet-Ring Stage

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2892

Due to a large food vacuole and the peripherally situated nucleus young spherical  trophozoites (merozoites) of  Plasmodium spp. inside of red blood cells look like a signet ring.

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