Electron-transfer complexes in Ascaris mitochondria.

  title={Electron-transfer complexes in Ascaris mitochondria.},
  author={Kiyoshi Kita and Shinzaburo Takamiya},
  journal={Advances in parasitology},
Parasites have developed a variety of physiological functions necessary for their survival within the specialized environment of the host. Using metabolic systems that are very different from those of the host, they can adapt to low oxygen tension present within the host animals. Most parasites do not use the oxygen available within the host to generate ATP, but rather employ anaerobic metabolic pathways. In addition, all parasites have a life cycle. In many cases, the parasite employs aerobic… CONTINUE READING


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