Plasmodium Invasion 1

Plasmodium knowlesi merozoites were incubated with rhesus monkey erythrocytes at 37oC on the stage of a Zeiss Axiophot fluorescence microscope equipped with Nomarski optics. Invasion was recorded on a Westinghouse Model ETV 6006E low-light level video camera and digitized. The parasite is ~1 um long. The captured sequence is played back in real time.