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Diversity, Prevalence, and Host Specificity of Avian Plasmodium and Haemoproteus in a Western Amazon


Series: Ornithological Monographs Volume: 76

By: Maria Svensson-Coelho (Author), John G Blake (Author), Bette A Loiselle (Author), Amanda S Penrose (Author), Patricia G Parker (Author), Robert E Ricklefs (Author)

47 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

American Ornithologists' Union

Paperback | Jul 2013 | #210740 | ISBN-13: 9780943610955
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PCR and DNA sequencing were used to screen for haemosporidian parasites (Haemoproteus and Plasmodium) in 2488 individual birds from 104 species and 22 families, primarily understory suboscine passerines, captured in a lowland Amazonian forest in Ecuador as a first major step to understanding the transmission dynamics of this cosmopolitan group of parasites in this region.

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