Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Stage Conversion

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2979
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This phenomenon, that a parasite converts from one life cycle stage to another (e.g., from tachyzoite to bradyzoite or invers in Toxoplasma), is steered by a change in gene expression.

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