Malaria and similar diseases are caused by plasmodia, which are protozoa and not bacteria.
plasmodia vary in color in different species and at different times in the same species.
How was it that no one asked himself how it was possible that the plasmodia could enter the current of the blood from the air?
The most satisfactory studies are obtained by plasmodia carefully brought in directly from the field.
Do not their amœboid spores and plasmodia ally them at once to the amœba and his congeners, to all the monad, rhizopodal world?
plasmodium plas·mo·di·um (plāz-mō'dē-əm)
n. pl. plas·mo·di·a (-dē-ə)
A multinucleate mass of cytoplasm formed by the aggregation of a number of amoeboid cells, as that characteristic of the vegetative phase of the slime molds.
A protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, which includes the parasites that cause malaria.
A genus of protozoans that are parasites of the red blood cells of vertebrates and include the causative agents of malaria.