Malaria Parasite Outwits the Immune System

Science  20 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5491, pp. 435
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5491.435

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Given a few million years of evolutionary practice, the malaria parasite has become extraordinarily proficient at one task: evading the immune system of its human hosts. This it does in four distinct life stages.