Versatility in the acquisition of energy and carbon sources by the Apicomplexa.

@article{Polonais2010VersatilityIT,
  title={Versatility in the acquisition of energy and carbon sources by the Apicomplexa.},
  author={Val{\'e}rie Polonais and Dominique Soldati-Favre},
  journal={Biology of the cell},
  year={2010},
  volume={102 8},
  pages={435-45}
}
Members of the phylum Apicomplexa are motile and rapidly dividing intracellular parasites, able to occupy a large spectrum of niches by infecting diverse hosts and invading various cell types. As obligate intracellular parasites, most apicomplexans only survive for a short period extracellularly, and, during this time, have a high energy demand to power gliding motility and invasion into new host cells. Similarly, these fast-replicating intracellular parasites are critically dependent on host… CONTINUE READING