Stearic Acid as Plasma Replacement for Intracellular in vitro Culture of Plasmodium knowlesi

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Science  23 Jun 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3782, pp. 1623-1625
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3782.1623


A chloroform extract of Cohn's fraction IV-4 of human plasma successfully replaced whole fraction IV-4 for the intracellular in vitro culture of Plasmodium knowlesi. We are now able to report the successful replacement of monkey plasma by stearic acid.