Formation of Toxoplasma gondii daughter cells.
T. gondii is a common parasite with a worldwide distribution. Infection is usually benign and a healthy individual’s immune system is usually strong enough to kill the parasite. With that said, T. gondii can be fatal to individuals who are immunodeficient (toxoplasmosis encephalitis, for example, is one of the leading causes of death among AIDS patients).
It’s wide host range and worldwide distribution make it one of the most “successful” parasites on earth.
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