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Biochem Soc Trans (2019) 47 (4): 973–983.
Published: 05 August 2019
... the Plasmodium spp., are descendants of photosynthetic algae, and therefore they possess an essential plastid organelle, named the apicoplast. Since humans and animals have no plastids, the apicoplast is an attractive target for drug development. Indeed, after its discovery, the apicoplast was found to host...
Biochem Soc Trans (2010) 38 (3): 775–782.
Published: 24 May 2010
... kingdom for more than 500 million years. The relic plastid persists in most apicomplexans and is an essential component. Perturbation of apicoplast function or inheritance results in parasite death, making the organelle a promising target for chemotherapy. Plastids, including those of malaria parasites...
Biochem Soc Trans (2005) 33 (5): 977–980.
Published: 26 October 2005
...S. Günther; P.J. McMillan; L.J.M. Wallace; S. Müller The human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum possesses a single mitochondrion and a plastid-like organelle called the apicoplast. Both organelles contain members of the KADH (α-keto acid dehydrogenase) complexes – multienzyme complexes...