Plasmodium polare


Plasmodium polare

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

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

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

Description

The parasite was first described by Manwell in 1934. Manwell (1934) The Anatomical Record 60(4): 1 - 101 ]

Geographical occurrence

This parasite occurs in the United States.

Clinical features and host pathology

Hosts of this species include the Bald Eagle ("Haliaeetus leucocephalus"), the Barn Swallow ("Hirundo rustica"), yellow wagtails ("Motacilla flava") Valkiunas G, Iezhova TA. (2001) A comparison of the blood parasites in three subspecies of the yellow wagtail "Motacilla flava". J. Parasitol. 87(4):930-934. ] and cliff swallows ("Petrochelidon pyrrhonota").

Related species

It is related to the following species:

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

References


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