Apicoplasts

Known as: Apicomplexan Plastid, Apicoplast, Plastids, Apicomplexan 
Non-photosynthetic plastids derived from RED ALGAE endosymbionts. They are found in species of the phylum APICOMPLEXA including PLASMODIUM MALARAIAE.
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2011
Highly Cited
2011
Plasmodium spp parasites harbor an unusual plastid organelle called the apicoplast. Due to its prokaryotic origin and essential… (More)
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2008
Highly Cited
2008
Apicomplexan parasites harbor a secondary plastid that has lost the ability to photosynthesize yet is essential for the parasite… (More)
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2007
Highly Cited
2007
Several classes of antibiotics exert antimalarial activity. The mechanisms of action of antibiotics against malaria parasites… (More)
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2006
Highly Cited
2006
Tetracyclines are effective but slow-acting antimalarial drugs whose mechanism of action remains uncertain. To characterize the… (More)
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2006
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2006
Apicomplexan parasites are the cause of numerous important human diseases including malaria and AIDS-associated opportunistic… (More)
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2004
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2004
The apicomplexan Cryptosporidium parvum is an intestinal parasite that affects healthy humans and animals, and causes an… (More)
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2003
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2003
Transit peptides mediate protein targeting into plastids and are only poorly understood. We extracted amino acid features from… (More)
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
The parasite Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for hundreds of millions of cases of malaria, and kills more than one million… (More)
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2001
Highly Cited
2001
The malaria causing protozoan Plasmodium falciparum contains a vestigal, non-photosynthetic plastid, the apicoplast. Numerous… (More)
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1998
Highly Cited
1998
A vestigial, nonphotosynthetic plastid has been identified recently in protozoan parasites of the phylum Apicomplexa. The… (More)
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