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Figure 8

From: A Plasmodium plasma membrane reporter reveals membrane dynamics by live-cell microscopy

Figure 8

Model of PPM development during formation of sporozoites and hepatic merozoites. The PPM is shown in black and the nuclei in blue. When nuclear division is about to complete, the PPM starts to form invaginations, which further expand into the cytoplasm. The newly formed membranes fuse to each other and undergo additional branching and nuclei align along these membranes. In a synchronous manner, membranes subsequently form around the individual nuclei to generate daughter parasites, involving further repeated invagination events in the case of hepatic merozoites.