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Molecular characterization of the conoid complex in Toxoplasma reveals its conservation in all apicomplexans, including Plasmodium species

Authors
  • Guizetti, Julien
  • Frischknecht, Friedrich
Type
Published Article
Journal
PLoS Biology
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Mar 11, 2021
Volume
19
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001105
PMID: 33705378
PMCID: PMC7951970
Source
PubMed Central
Disciplines
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Medical Conditions
  • Parasitic Diseases
License
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Abstract

Apicomplexan parasites are defined by complex apical structures, which are necessary for interaction with incredibly diverse host cells. Two studies now amend a long-standing paradigm by showing conservation of an essential ring structure in the entire phylum.

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