Toxoplasma gondii: the model apicomplexan.

  title={Toxoplasma gondii: the model apicomplexan.},
  author={Kami Kim and Louis M Weiss},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  volume={34 3},
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite which is a significant human and veterinary pathogen. Other members of the phylum Apicomplexa are also important pathogens including Plasmodium species (i.e. malaria), Eimeria species, Neospora, Babesia, Theileria and Cryptosporidium. Unlike most of these organisms, T. gondii is readily amenable to genetic manipulation in the laboratory. Cell biology studies are more readily performed in T. gondii due to the high efficiency of… CONTINUE READING
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