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You might have a closer relationship than you think with one of nature's most widespread and successful parasites. Many of us harbour this subtle organism in our brains and muscles in an uneasy truce; but recent insights into its biochemistry and genetics could provide us with new ways of coping when this 'guest' gets out of hand.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Biologist (London)

Publication Date

11/2000

Volume

47

Pages

234 - 238

Keywords

Animals, Brain, Cats, Female, Humans, Immunocompromised Host, Male, Mice, Microscopy, Electron, Microscopy, Electron, Scanning, Muscle, Skeletal, Protozoan Vaccines, Public Health, Pyrimethamine, Sulfadiazine, Toxoplasma, Toxoplasmosis