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Any of various parasitic protozoans of the genus Toxoplasma, including some that cause disease in birds and mammals.
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(Microbiology) a microorganism of the genus Toxoplasma
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n. Toxoplasma, género de parásito protozoario.
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Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii, affecting a wide range of hosts--animals, and mammals including humans.
According to the results of ELISA tests, positive samples for toxoplasma antibodies were chosen from the study group of about 122 samples and 68 negative samples for toxoplasma antibodies were taken as control group for biochemical assessments that involved: serum(S) iron, S.
From the total of 991 sera examinations using ELISA IgM and IgG toxoplasma kits, only 166 (16.75%) were positive for toxoplasma anti-bodies, which included a high rate of toxoplasma IgG antibodies 11.21% followed by 4.33% and 1.21% for mixed antibodies of toxoplasma IgM and IgG.
Table 2 indicates that 166 positive sera for toxoplasma antibodies were distributed into the following rates 19,38[degrees]%, 17.58[degrees]%, 14.62% and 6.66% in sera of women ages15 to 45+, P<0.05
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite, which is able to infect almost all warm-blooded animals.
Avirulent ME49 [24, 25], NTE [26], and 76K [27] Toxoplasma were maintained in HS27 fibroblast (ATCC) and cultivated as described previously [13].
Sibley, "Toxoplasma gondii comprises three clonal lineages: correlation of parasite genotype with human disease," Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.
Sher, "Host resistance to Toxoplasma gondii: model for studying the selective induction of cell-mediated immunity by intracellular parasites," Infectious Agents and Disease, vol.
Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular protozoan parasite that infects all mammalian cells.
Two markers were based on the B1 gene as the target region, because it is a 35-fold repetitive gene, highly conserved among Toxoplasma strains.
Biology and epidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii in man and animals.
Toxoplasma gondii: genotyping of strains from Brazilian AIDS patients with cerebral toxoplasmosis by multilocus PCR-RFLP markers.