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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More than a decade ago, photosynthetic algae related to apicomplexans were discovered in healthy corals, indicating they might have evolved from benign photosynthesising organisms attached to corals before turning into the parasites we know today.
Seeber, "Apicomplexan parasites possess distinct nuclear-encoded, but apicoplastlocalized, plant-type ferredoxin-NADP+ reductase and ferredoxin," The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease in humans and other animals, caused by apicomplexan parasites that belong to the genus Plasmodium Marchiafava & Celli, 1885.
Atovaquone has a broad spectrum of activity against various apicomplexan parasites and mutations in the Pfcyt bcl gene were shown to be associated with resistance to atovaquone in various organisms, such as TM90C2B P.
Soldati-Favre, "Subversion of host cellular functions by the apicomplexan parasites," FEMS Microbiology Reviews, vol.
Apicomplexan parasites utilize host sugars, transported into the parasite via sugar transporter proteins, as a source of energy [12,13].
is an apicomplexan parasite that is known to affect mammals including humans, birds, fishes, amphibians, and reptiles [1, 2].
We here report on the characterization of the dense granule protein NcGRA9 of the apicomplexan parasite N.
1Four major species of unicellular Apicomplexan parasite belonging to genus Plasmodium are responsible for causing malaria in humans.
Regarding protozoa, genome sequencing projects revealed AQPs in almost all species, with the cyst-forming apicomplexan Cryptosporidium spp.