Members of the kingdom Apicomplexa are parasitic protists responsible for many animal and human diseases. Many of them have complex life cycles involving more than one host and include Babesia, Coccidia, Eimeria, Toxoplasma and Plasmodium. They are able to reproduce by producing a burst of spores.
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Information from MicrobeWiki on this phylum of parasites, their description and significance, genome structure, cell structure, metabolism and ecology.
Information on this diverse group of over 5000 species including the coccidia Cryptosporidium, Isospora, Cyclospora, Toxaplasma, Babesia and Theileria which can all infect humans.
Article from Wikopedia on this large group of protists which are unicellular, spore-forming and exclusively parasitic on animals.
Animation showing the life cycle of the single-celled organism of the genus Eimeria that causes this disease.
Information on the complex life cycle of the malarial parasite and a project to construct a full length cDNA genome sequence for Plasmodium falciparum.
Introduction to the Apicomplexa
Discussion of this group of parasitic, pathogenic protists, formerly considered to be Sporozoa but now grouped on the basis of structural features including an apical complex of microtubules within the cell.
Information on the blood parasites of the genus Plasmodium that can infect humans, with a diagram and information on their complex life cycle.
Laura Augustine provides information on the malarial parasite, its classification, habitat, adaptation, nutrition, reproduction and methods of prevention and treatment.
Sporozoa - Apicomplexa
Illustrated information on the common cellular features of the group, the life cycle and the two main sub-groups, the Gregarines and the Coccidia.
Information from Wikipedia on this parasitic protozoan which can cause toxaplasmosis, including the life cycle of the parasite.
Information on a project to construct a Toxoplasma full-length cDNA library. Also information on the life history of the parasite in several host species.
Research project by Christopher Parks on this parasite including its classification, host environment, reproduction and adaptations.
Toxoplasma gondii Sequencing Project
Provides information on this project to sequence the genome of T. gondii which infects virtually all warm blooded animals.
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