What is the differences between definitive and intermediate hosts? Who are these hosts for Plasmodium?
Ans: The host within which the parasite performs sexual reproduction is known as the definitive host. Female Anopheles mosquito is the definitive host of Plasmodium.
On the other hand, the host within which the parasite gets its nourishment and performs a sexual reproduction is known as the intermediate host. Man is the intermediate host of Plasmodium.