Evolution and diversity of secretome genes in the apicomplexan
parasite Theileria annulata.
parasites are strictly intracellular and thus live in a well-defined environment (Beitz et al.
Comparative Genomics of the Apicomplexan
Parasites Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum: Coccidia Differing in Host Range and Transmission Strategy.
Malaria, one of the most widespread infectious diseases in humans is caused by the apicomplexan
Plasmodium falciparum, P.
Toxoplasma Gondii: The Model Apicomplexan
-- Perspectives and Methods
It is caused by seven species of Eimeria apicomplexan
protozoa that infect intestinal epithelial cells resulting in deleterious effects on nutrient absorption in the gut.
Although it has a compartment - called a plastid - that carries out photosynthesis like other algae and plants, Chromera is closely related to apicomplexan
parasites - including malaria.
The malaria parasites are apicomplexan
protozoan that contain a multi-membranous plastid like organelle termed as 'apicoplast' (3).
Cryptococcus neoformans, the etiology of cryptosporidioisis is a minute, intracellular apicomplexan
protozoal parasite (Figure 3).
Fatty acid biosynthesis as a drug target in Apicomplexan
Abrahamsen MS, Templeton TJ, Enomoto S, Abrahante JE, Zhu G, Lancto CA, Deng M, Liu C, Widmer G, Tzipori S, Buck GA, Xu P, Bankier AT, Dear PH, Konfortov BA, Spriggs HF, Iyer L, Anantharaman V, Aravind L, Kapur V (2004) Complete genome sequence of the apicomplexan
, Cryptosporidium parvum.
The final two sections of the book cover the novel sub-cellular and molecular devices of the parasite cell, the organelles and molecular processes characteristic of apicomplexan
parasites, and invasion and occupancy of the host cell.