While rosettes can be found all around us, one place that they have been more recently discovered is in the Leishmania parasite. This parasite is spread by sand flies’ bite and causes skin sores or organ trouble depending on what type the infected person has.
According to the authors of this article by forming in a rosette, the parasite is demonstrating a stage of life. This means that a cure, prevention, or treatment could have a better chance at working with this knowledge.
I knew that rosettes were often found in plants, but I never expected to see them in a disease.