This Week in Parasitism
TWiP is a monthly netcast about eukaryotic parasites. Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin, science Professors from Columbia University, deconstruct parasites, how they cause illness, and present a case study each episode for your solution.

Vincent and Dickson trace the life cycle of Plasmodium in a mosquito and in a human host.

Host links: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Links for this episode:

  • Mosquito cycle - sporogany (jpg)
  • Plasmodium falciparum cycle (jpg)
  • Plasmodium vivax cycle (jpg)
  • Plasmodium falciparum ring forms and gametocytes in blood (jpg)
  • Plasmodium stages (jpg)
  • Letters read on TWiP 10
Direct download: TWiP010.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 7:00pm PDT

Vincent and Dickson move on to protozoan parasites with a discussion of the early history of malaria.

Host links: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Links for this episode:

Direct download: TWiP009.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 7:20pm PDT

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