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Read the following statements regarding malarial parasite, Plasmodium and select the correct statement.

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Both the formation and storage of sporozoites occur in salivary glands of mosquito
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Formation of gametes occurs in humans but their fusion occurs in mosquitoes
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C
Haemozoin released from Plasmodium infected ruptured RBCs is responsible for high fever and chills
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D
Sporozoites reproduce sexually in liver cells and produce gametes
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Solution

The correct option is C Haemozoin released from Plasmodium infected ruptured RBCs is responsible for high fever and chills

The life cycle of Plasmodium is given above. In that, formation of sporozoites occurs in the gut of mosquito and storage of sporozoites occurs in salivary glands of mosquito.

Both the formation of gametes and their fusion occur in mosquitoes.

Sporozoites reproduce asexually in liver cells of human beings.

Haemozoin released from Plasmodium infected ruptured RBCs is responsible for high fever and chills.

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