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Table 1 Summary of replicative stages in the P. falciparum life-cycle

From: Checks and balances? DNA replication and the cell cycle in Plasmodium

Replicative stage Host Time period Daughter cells Rounds of replication Time available per genome replication Key references
Hepatic schizogony Human (liver) ~ 7 days > 10,000 ~ 14 ~ 12 h [108, 109]
Erythrocytic schizogony Human (bloodstream) 48 h ~ 16–20 4–5 ~ 4 h [13]
Gametogenesis Mosquito 15 min 8 3 < 4 min [4, 110]
Sporogony Mosquito ~ 10 days ~ 10,000 ~ 14 ~ 17 h [111, 112]