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Life Cycle of Plasmodium in Man – Schizogony

  There are two phases in the life cycle of malarial parasite in man.They are (1) Pre erythrocytic cycle or Exoerythrocytic cycle (in liver cells) and (2) Erythrocytic cycle or Endo-erythrocytic cycle (inside the red blood corpuscles) Pre-erythrocytic cycle The pre-erythrocytic cycle comprises the asexual reproduction of the parasite in the liver. When an infected …

Light trap in photosynthesis

Of theĀ  several photosynthetic pigments, only chlorophyll-a can convert light into chemical energy. However this does not mean that light absorbed by the other pigments is waste. On the other hand, the light absorbed by the other pigments is transferred to chlorophyll-a . This transfer may be direct or as it happens more usually, some …