Plasmodium is the name of a genus of protists that includes the species P. falciparum - the parasite that causes malaria. Last year malaria was responsible for over 650,000 deaths worldwide. Understanding Plasmodium biology requires insights into the richly interconnected nature of biological knowledge from molecular and cellular biology to ecology and evolution. 

This problem space brings together diverse resources with the goal of helping biology teachers and learners engage in research investigations. If you are new to the site you may be interested in how to get started [need to build] or a tour of the site [need to build]. 

Recent Problem Space Projects:

The Plasmodium Problem Space was used as part of the PEER workshop at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville in August 2012. 
Student Projects from the PEER Workshop

Featured Teaching Resource:

The Investigative Case, "Blind Spot" is being featured as the Case of the Month at the ScienceCaseNet Project. 
Blind Spot - Investigative Case

Featured Resource Site:

This Malaria topic page has rich, timely, and authoritative information from the U.S. government including travel and treatment recommendations.

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