Audio Malaria: affects animals as well as humans

TLF ID M016714

This program is an excellent example of the latest research into one of the world's most deadly disease. Humans are infected by five out of the two hundred species of malaria parasite. But birds, bats, lizards and antelopes are also hosts for malaria parasites. Each species of malaria has a different life cycle and life history. Genetic sequencing will allow the study of life cycle changes, pathology and virulence. Download the audio or view the transcript of this ABC radio interview.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is of value for extremely interested and capable year 10 and senior biology students as it exemplifies research into an important disease and how study of genetics leads to a better understanding of evolution.
Year level

9; 10; 11; 12

Topics Malaria
Learning area
  • Science
  • Technologies

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  • Author
  • Name: ABC - Science Show
  • Organization: ABC - Science Show
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  • Contributor
  • Name: ABC - Science Show
  • Organization: ABC - Science Show
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Organization: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Audio
  • © 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.