Research Article

Physicochemical Aspects of the Plasmodium chabaudi-Infected Erythrocyte

Figure 1

Nonparasitized mouse control erythrocyte (a, b). Electron micrographs of P. chabaudi-infected erythrocytes (c, d), showing the lack of any raised structures on the erythrocyte surface. In contrast, many knob-like structures on the surface of a P. falciparum-infected human erythrocyte are apparent (g). Electron micrograph illustrating the very smooth surface of a nonparasitized human erythrocyte (e). (a, c, e, g) SEM and (b, d, f, h) TEM. Bar = 1.0 μm (a, c, e, g) and 500 nm (b, d, f, h).