Int J Parasitol. 2009 Jul 1;39(8):871-875. Epub 2009 Feb 4
Identification of faecal transmission of Toxoplasma gondii: Small science, large characters
Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Oxford University, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU, UK.
The first clue to the elucidation of the complete life cycle of Toxoplasma gondii was the identification of an infectious form in cat faeces that could be transmitted orally and could survive in the external environment for extended periods. This personal review describes the scientist (W.M. Hutchison) and the background to the initial discovery and covers the period to the complete elucidation of the life cycle of T. gondii.
PMID: 19596630 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]