Toxoplasma gondii


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Tox·o·plas·ma gon·di·i

(tok'sō-plaz'mă gon'dē-ī),
An abundant, widespread sporozoan species (family Toxoplasmatidae) that is an intracellular, non-host-specific parasite in a great variety of vertebrates. It develops its sexual cycle, leading to oocyst production, exclusively in cats and other felids; proliferative stages (tachyzoites) and tissue cysts (containing bradyzoites) develop in a wide variety of animal species that acquire the infection from ingestion of oocysts, tissue cysts from infected meat, organ transplantation or by transplacental migration, leading to infection in utero.
[G. toxon, bow or arc, + plasma, anything formed]

Toxoplasma gondii

A species of obligate intracellular coccidian protozoans which has its sexual cycle in the GI tract of its definitive host, Felis catus. Infection—formally, toxoplasmosis—results from ingestion of oocytes shed in cat faeces or, very rarely, ingestion of meat contaminated by pseudocysts.

Toxoplasma gondii

Parasitology A species of obligate intracellular coccidian protozoans that has its sexual cycle in the GI tract of its definitive host, Felis catus; infection–toxoplasmosis–is usually the result of ingestion of oocytes shed in cat feces or, very rarely, due to ingestion of meat contaminated by pseudocysts. See Toxoplasmosis.

Tox·o·plas·ma gon·di·i

(tok'sō-plaz'mă gon'dē-ī)
An abundant, widespread sporozoan species that is an intracellular, non-host-specific parasite in a great variety of vertebrates. It develops its sexual cycle, leading to oocyst production, exclusively in cats and other felids; proliferative stages (tachyzoites) and tissue cysts (containing bradyzoites) develop in a wide variety of animal species.
[G. toxon, bow or arc, + plasma, anything formed]

Tox·o·plas·ma gon·di·i

(toksō-plazmă gondē-ī)
Abundant, widespread sporozoan species that may cause in utero infection.
[G. toxon, bow or arc, + plasma, anything formed]
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Molecular detection of Toxoplasma gondii in native freshwater fish Cyprinuscarpio in Wasit Province Iraq.
Comparative study of three tests (dye test, indirect haemagglutination test, latex agglutination test) for antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in human sera.
Quantitative detection of Toxoplasma gondii DNA in human body fluids by TaqMan polymerase chain reaction.
Host persistence: exploitation of anti-inflammatory pathways by Toxoplasma gondii. Nat Rev Immunol 2005;5(2):162-170.
Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan transmitted through the ingestion of poorly cooked meat with cysts and contaminated food or water with oocysts eliminated through cat feces.
Smith, "Population structure and epidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii," Toxoplasma gondii the Model Apicomplexan: Perspectives and Methods United Kingdom, Academic Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2007.
Table I.- Five sets of primer pairs for amplification of 5' and 3' regions of Toxoplasma gondii SAG2 gene.
Toxoplasma gondii seropositivity and cognitive functions in school-aged children.
ABSTRACT: Present study aims to determine probable relation between Toxoplasma gondii infection and diabetes mellitus by investigating serum levels of insulin and anti-Toxoplasma antibodies through ELISA among diabetic and non-diabetic persons in Lahore, Pakistan.