Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Organelle, Double Walled

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2237


Apicoplast, Golgi-adjunct organelle, thick-walled organelle.

Cell organelle which is situated anterior to the nucleus of motile stages of sporozoans (i.e., merozoites, sporozoites). Many indications (e.g., ring-like arranged DNA of about 35 Kb) exist that this organelle represents the remnant of a plant plastid (see Apicoplast).

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