The History of Toxoplasma gondii—The First 100 Years

@article{Dubey2008TheHO,
  title={The History of Toxoplasma gondii—The First 100 Years},
  author={Jitender P. Dubey},
  journal={Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={55}
}
  • J. Dubey
  • Published 1 November 2008
  • Biology
  • Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
ABSTRACT. In this paper the history of Toxoplasma gondii and toxoplasmosis is reviewed. This protozoan parasite was first discovered in 1908 and named a year later. Its medical importance remained unknown until 1939 when T. gondii was identified in tissues of a congenitally infected infant, and veterinary importance became known when it was found to cause abortion storms in sheep in 1957. The discovery of a T. gondii specific antibody test, Sabin–Feldman dye test in 1948 led to the recognition… 
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