Apicoplast: keep it or leave it.

@article{Fleige2010ApicoplastKI,
  title={Apicoplast: keep it or leave it.},
  author={Tobias Fleige and Julien Limenitakis and Dominique Soldati-Favre},
  journal={Microbes and infection},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          253-62
        }
}
Most Apicomplexans possess a relic plastid named apicoplast, originating from secondary endosymbiosis of a red algae. This non-photosynthetic organelle fulfils important metabolic functions and confers sensitivity to antibiotics. The tasks of this organelle is compared across the phylum of Apicomplexa, highlighting its role in metabolic adaptation to different intracellular niches. 
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