A Bradyzoite is a Bradyzoite is a Bradyzoite?

Kami Kim

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7 Scopus citations


Bradyzoite forms of Toxoplasma gondii persist in tissue cysts for the lifetime of an infected host and can reactivate to cause clinical disease. It was thought that in vivo bradyzoites within tissue cysts are biologically inactive dormant forms that rarely replicate. Apparently, consensus was wrong.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)610-612
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015


  • Bradyzoite
  • Tissue cyst
  • Toxoplasma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases


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