Talk:Plasmodium

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Former good article nominee Plasmodium was a Natural sciences good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Evolution & Mechanism of Mosquito Infection and Transmission[edit]

Although the Evolution section of this article mentions how Plasmodium has evolved to infect the human liver and eventually red blood cells, it does not mention the evolutionary aspects and mechanism(s) that Plasmodium utilize to infect mosquitoes. User:Murtha.22 (User talk:Murtha.22)

Ok, so why not find some good sources on these aspects and extend the section with suitable references? Chiswick Chap (talk) 20:02, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good, thanks for the feedback. I will look into this. --Murtha.22 (talk) 04:08, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Evolution - Mosquito Transmission[edit]

  • The Evolution section of this article states that Plasmodium "survive and infect" mosquitoes. This may seem to imply that Plasmdodium decreases the fitness of mosquitoes. However, the mosquitoes that transmit Plasmdodium do not have a decreased fitness. This result indicates that vector fitness is an important selective agent shaping the evolution of Plasmodium. I have added a sentence and citation to the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Murtha.22 (talkcontribs) 03:10, 1 October 2014 (UTC)


couple suggestions to add to the article[edit]

  • I would like to see more info on the influence of Plasmodium on the human genome. We know that humans and plasmodium have been evolving together for quite a while so, what are the resistance made by he human body to stand the illness? Some research have lead to the increase in Sickle gene in population where malaria is still endemic.
  • Another suggestion is to improve the history behind the evolution of the parasite as of: how and when each type of Plasmodium ruled out many human lives.
  • A last suggestion is to talk about the multiple attempts and weapons used to eradicate the disease ( malaria) caused by Plasmodium in humans; such as DDT and their effects. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Daouda.1 (talkcontribs) 03:37, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
The first and third suggestions concern two other topics, Malaria and History of malaria, and would be best dealt with in those places (if not already covered), not in this article. The suggestion about the evolutionary history of the parasite is relevant but will require careful review of the peer-reviewed literature. Please make sure any additions are properly cited with full inline references as if you were writing a formal review paper. Chiswick Chap (talk) 06:12, 15 October 2014 (UTC)