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What Do Human Parasites Do with a Chloroplast Anyway?

  • Sethu C. Nair,

    Affiliation: Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Boris Striepen mail

    striepen@uga.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: August 30, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001137

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Posted by Vertraute on 02 Sep 2011 at 04:01 GMT

The apicoplast is essential for parasite growth and development and therefore a potential target for drug therapy
http://plosbiology.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001137#article1.body1.sec1.p1

It's amazing point that the chloroplast could be a potential therpy.

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