Multi-membrane-bound structures of Apicomplexa: I. the architecture of the Toxoplasma gondii apicoplast

@article{Khler2005MultimembraneboundSO,
  title={Multi-membrane-bound structures of Apicomplexa: I. the architecture of the Toxoplasma gondii apicoplast},
  author={Sabine K{\"o}hler},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={96},
  pages={258-272}
}
Apicomplexan parasites carry a plastid-like organelle termed apicoplast. The previous documentation of four membranes bordering the Toxoplasma gondii apicoplast suggested a secondary endosymbiotic ancestry of this organelle. However, a four-membraned apicoplast wall could not be confirmed for all Apicomplexa including the malarial agents. The latter reportedly possesses a mostly tri-laminar plastid wall but also displays two multi-laminar wall partitions. Since these sectors apparently evolved… CONTINUE READING

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