U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists and colleagues have provided new clues about the virulence of Toxoplasma gondii — the most widespread parasite in the world. The study described mechanisms involving genetic expression that help a mild T. gondii strain turn aggressive.
For the study, a consortium of international researchers, including zoologist Benjamin Rosenthal and parasitologist Jitender Dubey, contributed strains of T. gondii from more than a
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