Characterization of a mitochondrion-like organelle in Cryptosporidium parvum.

  title={Characterization of a mitochondrion-like organelle in Cryptosporidium parvum.},
  author={L Putignani and Andrew Tait and H. Vernon Smith and David L. Horner and Jorge Tovar and Laurence Tetley and J M Wastling},
  volume={129 Pt 1},
Cryptosporidium parvum is a protozoan parasite that causes widespread diarrhoeal disease in humans and other animals and is responsible for large waterborne outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis. Unlike many organisms belonging to the phylum Apicomplexa, such as Plasmodium spp. and Toxoplasma gondii, there is no clinically proven drug treatment against this parasite. Aspects of the basic biology of C. parvum remain poorly understood, including a detailed knowledge of key metabolic pathways, its genome… CONTINUE READING


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