Themes and Variations in Apicomplexan Parasite Biology

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Science  01 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5731, pp. 72-73
DOI: 10.1126/science.1115252

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Theileria parasites are eukaryotic pathogens that cause diseases in cattle in sub-Saharan Africa, with serious economic consequences. In his Perspective, Roos discusses how newly reported genome sequences for Theileria ( Gardner et al. , Pain et al. ) give insight into Theileria biology.