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Plasmodium and the apicoplast

apicomplexan parasites

The apicoplast is a plastid organelle, homologous to chloroplasts of plants or algae, that is found in apicomplexan parasites like Plasmodium or Toxoplasma. In hinsight it seems incredible that such an organelle could so long have concealed its identity in parasites that have received as much scientific attention as Plasmodium Chakraborty Arnish, Understanding the biology of the Plasmodium falciparum apicoplast; an excellent target for antimalarial drug development, Life Sciences (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2016.06.030) Apicoplast...

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