apicomplexan


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apicomplexan

(ăp′ĭ-kəm-plĕk′sən)
n.
Any of a phylum (Apicomplexa) of protozoans that have a group of organelles and other structures located in the apical end of the cell. Apicomplexans are parasitic in animals and include the organisms that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis.
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Now Keeling and colleagues have sequenced the plastid genome of Chromera and found features that were passed down to both apicomplexan and dinoflagellate plastids, linking the two lineages.
Occurrence of apicomplexan diseases (parasite) in kidney, heart, and intestine and unidentified ovarian parasite in ovary in the unexposed, control, and exposed clams were counted.
A plastid of probable green algal origin in Apicomplexan parasites.
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Pigeon protozoal encephalitis is a biphasic, neurologic disease of domestic pigeons (Columba livia f domestica) caused by the apicomplexan parasite Sarcocystis calchasi.
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Their topics include the Apicomplexan genomic landscape: the evolutionary context of Plasmodium, Plasmodium genomics and the art of sequencing malaria parasite genomes, Plasmodium experimental genetic crosses, the invasion of host red blood cells by malaria parasites, host cell remodeling and protein trafficking, and the malariologist's molecular toolbox.
The recent discovery of the apicoplast, a cryptic plastid organelle in Plasmodium and a number of other Apicomplexan parasites (McFadden et al.
Apicomplexan parasites invade the host cell in an active process that involves gliding motility, formation and movement through the moving junction (MJ) and establishment of a prasitophorous vacuole (PV) around the parasite.
His research interests include kinetoplastid and apicomplexan parasites.