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Which one is an intracellular parasite in humans?

A
Ancylostoma
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Plasmodium
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Mosquito
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D
Trichomonas vaginalis
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Solution

The correct option is B Plasmodium
Plasmodium is an obligate intracellular parasite with a complex life cycle involving both an invertebrate and a vertebrate host. It causes malaria.

Ancylostoma is a roundworm and a parasite in human intestines. It is an extracellular parasite.

Trichomonas vaginalis is an extracellular protist parasite. It causes trichomoniasis in both males and females.

Mosquito acts as a vector for various diseases like malaria, dengue, etc.

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