Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Parasit Vectors. 2013 Nov 22;6(1):334. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-334.

Dark side illuminated: imaging of Toxoplasma gondii through the decades.

Author information

1
School of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0129, USA. emma.wilson@ucr.edu.

Abstract

In the more than 100 years since its discovery, our knowledge of Toxoplasma biology has improved enormously. The evolution of molecular biology, immunology and genomics has had profound influences on our understanding of this ubiquitous bug. However, it could be argued that in science today the adage "seeing is believing" has never been truer. Images are highly influential and in the time since the first description of T. gondii, advances in microscopy and imaging technology have been and continue to be dramatic. In this review we recount the discovery of T. gondii and the contribution of imaging techniques to elucidating its life cycle, biology and the immune response of its host.

PMID:
24267350
PMCID:
PMC4176259
DOI:
10.1186/1756-3305-6-334
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for BioMed Central Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center