Plasmodium durae


Plasmodium durae

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

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

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

Description

The parasite was first described by Herman in 1941. Herman C. M. (1941) "Plasmodium durae", a new species of malaria parasite from the common turkey. Am. J. Epidemiol. 34, 22-26 ]

It is related to the following species:

"Plasmodium asanum"
"Plasmodium circumflexum"
"Plasmodium fallax"
"Plasmodium formosanum"
"Plasmodium gabaldoni"
"Plasmodium hegneri"
"Plasmodium lophrae"
"Plasmodium lophrae"
"Plasmodium pediocetti"
"Plasmodium pinotti"
"Plasmodium polare"

Geographical occurrence

This species is found in the United States of America and South Africa.

Clinical features and host pathology

Hosts of this species include domestic turkeys ("Meleagris gallopavo") and Swainson's Francolin ("Francolinus swainsoni").

References


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