apicomplexan


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ap·i·com·plex·an

 (ăp′ĭ-kəm-plĕk′sən)
n.
Any of a phylum (Apicomplexa) of protozoans that have a group of organelles and other structures located in the apical end of the cell. Apicomplexans are parasitic in animals and include the organisms that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis.

[From New Latin Apicomplexa, phylum name (after the apical complex of organelles found in the organisms).]
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Overall, we identified 878 predicted taxa, with most sequences (49.8%) derived from fish (Actinopteri, Petromyzontidae), Oomycetes (21.4%), Arthropoda (classes Insecta, Decapoda; 16.6%), and apicomplexan parasites (3.83%).
His major research interests are Apicomplexan parasites of zoonotic interest, epidemiology of foodborne parasites, and molecular pathways in virulence and drug susceptibility in protozoans.
They are an apicomplexan, part of a vast group of parasites that have a cellular compartment called a plastid, which is a part of a plant and algal cells where photosynthesis takes place.
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