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Toxoplasma gondii: the oocyst, sporozoite, and infection of cultured cells.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Publication Date
Volume
167
Issue
3919
Pages
892–893
Identifiers
PMID: 5460694
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The infective form of Toxoplasma gondii fouind in cat feces is an oocyst wihich, when sporutlated, resembles that of the genus Isospora in havinig two sporocysts. Sporozoites obtained by artificial excystation of the oocyst are infective for monkey kidney cell cultures. Ultrastructural characteristics of sporozoites resemble those seen previously in proliferative stages of Toxoplasma gondii.

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