A plastid of probable green algal origin in Apicomplexan parasites.

@article{Khler1997APO,
  title={A plastid of probable green algal origin in Apicomplexan parasites.},
  author={Sabine K{\"o}hler and Charles F. Delwiche and Paul W Denny and Lewis G. Tilney and Paul Webster and Robert J. M. Wilson and Jeffrey D. Palmer and David S. Roos},
  journal={Science},
  year={1997},
  volume={275 5305},
  pages={1485-9}
}
Protozoan parasites of the phylum Apicomplexa contain three genetic elements: the nuclear and mitochondrial genomes characteristic of virtually all eukaryotic cells and a 35-kilobase circular extrachromosomal DNA. In situ hybridization techniques were used to localize the 35-kilobase DNA of Toxoplasma gondii to a discrete organelle surrounded by four membranes. Phylogenetic analysis of the tufA gene encoded by the 35-kilobase genomes of coccidians T. gondii and Eimeria tenella and the malaria… CONTINUE READING
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