Molecular Genetic Manipulation of Sarcocystis neurona

Daniel K. Howe, Michelle Yeargan, Landon Simpson, Sriveny Dangoudoubiyam

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Sarcocystis neurona is a member of the important phylum Apicomplexa and the primary cause of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). Moreover, S. neurona is the best-studied species in the genus Sarcocystis, one of the most successful parasite taxa, as virtually all vertebrate animals may be infected by at least one species. Consequently, scientific investigation of S. neurona will aid in the control of EPM and neurologic disease in sea mammals, while also improving our understanding of a prominent branch on the apicomplexan phylogenetic tree. These protocols describe methods that expand the capabilities to study this prominent member of the Apicomplexa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20D.2.1-20D.2.14
JournalCurrent Protocols in Microbiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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  • Apicomplexa
  • Sarcocystis neurona
  • transfection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology


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