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Toxoplasma gondii : the model apicomplexan : perspectives and methods

Author: Louis M Weiss; Kami Kim
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Toxoplasmosis is caused by a one-celled protozoan parasite known as Toxoplasma gondii. In the United States, it is estimated that approximately 30% of cats, the primary carriers, have been infected by T. gondii. Most humans contract toxoplasmosis by eating cyst-contaminated raw or undercooked meat, vegetables, or milk products or when they come into contact with the T. gondii eggs from cat feaces while cleaning a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Toxoplasma gondii.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2007
(OCoLC)86171125
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louis M Weiss; Kami Kim
ISBN: 9780080475011 0080475019 0123964814 9780123964816
OCLC Number: 174193815
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 777 pages, [40] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Front cover; Toxoplasma gondii; Copyright page; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: The History and Life Cycle of Toxoplasma gondii; Chapter 2: The Ultrastructure of Toxoplasma gondii; Chapter 3: Population Structure and Epidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii; Chapter 4: Clinical Disease and Diagnostics; Chapter 5: Ocular Disease Due to Toxoplasma gondii; Chapter 6: Toxoplasmosis in Wild and Domestic Animals; Chapter 7: Toxoplasma Animal Models and Therapeutics; Chapter 8: Biochemistry and Metabolism of Toxoplasma gondii.
Responsibility: edited by Louis M. Weiss and Kami Kim.
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T gondii remains the best model system for studying the entire Apicomplexa group of protozoans, which includes Malaria. This title reflects the advances in the field, including information on the  Read more...

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