Table 1.

Summary of array results comparing Toxoplasma tachyzoites and bradyzoites produced in vitro and bradyzoites formed in vivo in the brains of experimentally infected mice

ComparisonTotal no. of significantly changed probe setsNo. (%) increasedNo. (%) decreasedNo. also significantly changeda in:
4dB vs 2dT8dB vs 2dT21dB vs 2dT21dB vs 4dB
4-day in vitro bradyzoites vs 2-day tachyzoites550332 (60)218 (40)353311166
8-day in vitro bradyzoites vs 2-day tachyzoites533379 (71)153 (29)353283146
21-day in vivo bradyzoites vs 2-day tachyzoites831470 (57)361 (43)311283321
21-day in vivo bradyzoites vs 4-day in vitro bradyzoites595339 (57)256 (43)166146321
  • a 4dB, 4-dpi bradyzoites; 8dB, 8-dpi bradyzoites; 21dB, 21-dpi bradyzoites; 2dB, 2-dpi tachyzoites.