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A Novel Dynamin-Related Protein Has Been Recruited for Apicoplast Fission in Toxoplasma gondii

van Dooren, Giel; Reiff, Sarah B.; Tomova, Cveta; Meissner, Markus; Humbel, Bruno M.; Striepen, Boris

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Background: Apicomplexan parasites cause numerous important human diseases, including malaria and toxoplasmosis. Apicomplexa belong to the Alveolata, a group that also includes ciliates and dinoflagellates. Apicomplexa retain a plastid organelle (the apicoplast) that was derived from an endosymbiotic relationship between the alveolate ancestor and a red alga. Apicoplasts are essential for parasite growth and must correctly divide and segregate into daughter cells upon cytokinesis. Apicoplast...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79782
Source: Current Biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.12.048

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