Progress with parasite plastids.

  title={Progress with parasite plastids.},
  author={Robert J. M. Wilson},
  journal={Journal of molecular biology},
  volume={319 2},
This review offers a snapshot of our current understanding of the origin, biology, and metabolic significance of the non-photosynthetic plastid organelle found in apicomplexan parasites. These protists are of considerable medical and veterinary importance world-wide, Plasmodium spp., the causative agent of malaria being foremost in terms of human disease. It has been estimated that approximately 8% of the genes currently recognized by the malarial genome sequencing project (now nearing… CONTINUE READING

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