Plasmodium dissanaikei

Plasmodium dissanaikei

"Plasmodium dissanaikei" is a parasite of the genus "Plasmodium" subgenus "Giovannolaia".

Like all "Plasmodium" species "P. dissanaikei" has both vertebrate and insect hosts. The vertebrate hosts for this parasite are birds.

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regnum = Protista
phylum = Apicomplexa
classis = Aconoidasida
ordo = Haemosporida
familia = Plasmodiidae
genus = "Plasmodium"
species = "P. dissanaikei"
binomial = "Plasmodium dissanaikei"


The parasite was first described by Jong in 1971. On morphological grounds it is related to "Plasmodium durae".

Geographical occurrence

This species is found in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Jong A.C. (1971) "Plasmodium dissanaikei" n. sp. a New Avian Malaria Parasite from the Ross-ringed Parakeet of Ceylon, "Psittacula krameri manillensis" [J] . Ceylon J. med. Sci. 20(2): 41 - 45 ]

Clinical features and host pathology

Hosts of this species include the Ross-ringed Parakeet ("Psittacula krameri manillensis") and species from the Columbidae - pigeons and doves.


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