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Toxoplasma gondii Needs ROP5 To Cause Disease

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Toxoplasma gondii, an obligate intracellular parasite of the phylum Apicomplexa, has the unusual ability to infect virtually any warm-blooded animal. It is an extraordinarily successful parasite, infecting an estimated 30% of humans worldwide. The outcome of Toxoplasma infection is highly dependent on allelic differences in the large number of effectors that the parasite secretes into the host cell.
 
 

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