Immunolabeling of Plasmodium falciparum isolate FC27 with anti-Ag617 and protein A-4 nm gold. Bars equal 0.1 mm. (A, B, and D) Erythrocyte surface of trophozoite infected cells showing labeling under knobby erythrocyte plasma membrane. (C) Surface of a schizont infected cell with labeling of knobs and odd gold particles over parasitophorous vacuole, erythrocyte cytoplasm, and parasite. (E) Knobby surface of schizont infected cell incubated without antisera, only protein A-4 nm gold, showing no gold associated with plasma membrane.
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