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The ultrastructure of toxoplasma gondii

Abstract:

This chapter reviews the electron microscopic data on Toxoplasma gondii and its life-cycle stages. There are four invasive forms of T. gondii: the tachyzoite, bradyzoite, merozoite, and sporozoite. Tachyzoites and bradyzoites are associated with the intermediate host, and merozoites and sporozoites with the definitive host. Tachyzoites and merozoites are responsible for the expansion of the population within a host, while the bradyzoites and sporozoites are capable of environmental transmissi...

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Publisher:
Elsevier Ltd
Pages:
19-48
Host title:
Toxoplasma Gondii
Publication date:
2007-01-01
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URN:
uuid:976e7c65-62eb-40f7-847d-cd38241747b3
Source identifiers:
247721
Local pid:
pubs:247721
ISBN:
9780123695420

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