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Apicoplast: keep it or leave it

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Published in Microbes and Infection. 2010, vol. 12, no. 4, p. 253-262
Abstract Most Apicomplexans possess a relic plastid named apicoplast, originating from secondary endosymbiosis of a red algae. This non-photo- synthetic organelle fulfils important metabolic functions and confers sensitivity to antibiotics. The tasks of this organelle is compared across the phylum of Apicomplexa, highlighting its role in metabolic adaptation to different intracellular niches
Keywords ApicomplexaApicoplastMetabolismIsoprenoidFatty acidsIron–sulfur clusterHaemLipoic acid
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Research group Biologie d'un parasite intracellulaire obligatoire (773)
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FLEIGE, Tobias, LIMENITAKIS, Julien, SOLDATI-FAVRE, Dominique. Apicoplast: keep it or leave it. In: Microbes and Infection, 2010, vol. 12, n° 4, p. 253-262. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:5412

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