The dissection of a mosquito for malaria parasite
A detailed cinematographic record of the classic laboratory
technique for dissecting a mosquito to detect malaria parasites.
The film describes the oocyst and sporozoite phases of the
life-cycle of the malaria parasite within the mosquito before
demonstrating how the mosquito's salivary glands are pressed out
and prepared for examination so that sporozoites can be identified,
and the way in which the stomach is removed and the oocysts are