Microbiology: Protein behind protozoan power

Microbiology: Protein behind protozoan power

Nature 474, 7349 (2011). doi:10.1038/474009d

Humans can become infected with the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii by ingesting it during its spore-like stages, which are shed in cat faeces. The three main strains of T. gondii vary widely in terms of virulence in mice, and researchers have pinpointed a gene