Apicoplast isolation?

David O'Connor dhoconno at students.wisc.edu--SPAMFREE
Mon Apr 20 17:39:21 EST 1998


Hi there--

I'm trying to figure out whether the recently chraacterized Apicomplexa
plastid organelle has been successfully isolated intact from cells.  I
can't find anything in the literature about parasite plastid isolation,
and am curious to know if techniques commonly used to isolate mitochondria
could be applied to the plastid.  The similarity in membrane strcuture and
their extranuclear location makes me think it should be possible...but I'm
not a parasitologist and I'd like to make certain...

Thanks in advance; please reply via email and remove the '--SPAMFREE'

dave

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David O'Connor
dhoconno at students.wisc.edu
http://www.sit.wisc.edu/~dhoconno
Dept. of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
University of Wisconsin



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