Nuclear-encoded, plastid-targeted genes suggest a single common origin for apicomplexan and dinoflagellate plastids.

  title={Nuclear-encoded, plastid-targeted genes suggest a single common origin for apicomplexan and dinoflagellate plastids.},
  author={N. Fast and J. Kissinger and D. Roos and P. Keeling},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={18 3},
  • N. Fast, J. Kissinger, +1 author P. Keeling
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular biology and evolution
  • The phylum Apicomplexa encompasses a large number of intracellular protozoan parasites, including the causative agents of malaria (Plasmodium), toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma), and many other human and animal diseases. Apicomplexa have recently been found to contain a relic, nonphotosynthetic plastid that has attracted considerable interest as a possible target for therapeutics. This plastid is known to have been acquired by secondary endosymbiosis, but when this occurred and from which type of alga… CONTINUE READING
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