Trager, William


William Trager (1910–2005), an American biologist and specialist in experimental protozoology and insect physiology, developed a simple method for the continuous culture of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum in 1976.

Keywords: biology; protozoology; malaria; Plasmodium falciparum; culture techniques

Further Reading

Bhasin VK, Pathak S and Sharma S (2005) William Trager (1910–2005). Current Science 88: 2012–2013.

Sherman IW and Simpson L (2005) In memoriam: William Trager (1910–2005). The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 52(3): 173–176 (includes a useful partial bibliography from the 200+ papers authored by Trager).

Trager W (1970) Symbiosis. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Trager W (1986) Living Together: The Biology of Animal Parasitism. New York: Plenum Press.

Trager W and Jenson JB (1997) Continuous culture of Plasmodium falciparum: its impact on malaria research. International Journal of Parasitology 27: 989–1006.

Who's Who in America (1994) vol. 2, pp. 3453–3454. New Providence, NJ: Reed Reference.

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Power, Helen J(Jul 2008) Trager, William. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003578.pub2]