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NOT Open Access | Pathological and molecular characterization of avian malaria in captive Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) in South America

February 6, 2019 - 15:39 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Paula Augusto Taunde, Matheus Viezzer Bianchi, Lívia Perles, Fernando Soares da Silva, Tainã Normanton Guim, Renan Alves Stadler, Marcos Rogério André, David Driemeier & Saulo Petinatti Pavarini
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Parasitology Research February 2019, Volume 118, Issue 2, pp 599–606

Avian malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that affects multiple avian species and is caused by protozoans of the genus Plasmodium.

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Not Open Access | Parasitological and new molecular-phylogenetic characterization of the malaria parasite Plasmodium tejerai in South American penguins

January 31, 2013 - 04:37 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Patricia Silveira, Nayara O. Belo, Gustavo A. Lacorte, Cristiane K.M. Kolesnikovas, Ralph E.T. Vanstreels, Mário Steindel, José Luiz Catão-Dias, Gediminas Valkiūnas, Érika M. Braga
Reference: 
Parasitology International, Volume 62, Issue 2, April 2013, Pages 165-171
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This study is the first report on mortality of Spheniscus magellanicus, penguin of South America, caused by Plasmodium tejerai, which was identified using morphological and molecular analyses.

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Plasmodium falciparum Field Isolates from South America Use an Atypical Red Blood Cell Invasion Pathway Associated with Invasion Ligand Polymorphisms

November 13, 2012 - 11:00 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mary Lopez-Perez, Elizabeth Villasis, Ricardo L. D. Machado, Marinete M. Póvoa, Joseph M. Vinetz, Silvia Blair, Dionicia Gamboa, Sara Lustigman
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PLoS ONE 7(10): e47913
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Studies of Plasmodium falciparum invasion pathways in field isolates have been limited.

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Open Access | Multiple independent introductions of Plasmodium falciparum in South America

January 11, 2012 - 09:34 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Erhan Yalcindag, Eric Elguero, Franck Prugnolle, et al.
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PNAS January 10, 2012 vol. 109 no. 2 511-516

MalariaWorldThe origin of Plasmodium falciparum in South America is controversial.

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Open Access | Novel strategies lead to pre-elimination of malaria in previously high-risk areas in Suriname, South America

January 11, 2012 - 08:49 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Hiwat H, Hardjopawiro LS, Takken W, Villegas L
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:10 (9 January 2012)

MalariaWorldThe novel strategies for malaria control introduced in Suriname within the MM-MP have led to a significant decrease in the national malaria burden.

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A reliable ex vivo invasion assay of human reticulocytes by Plasmodium vivax

October 4, 2011 - 06:32 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Bruce Russell, Rossarin Suwanarusk, Laurent Rénia, et al.
Reference: 
Blood September 29, 2011 vol. 118 no. 13 e74-e81

MalariaWorldCurrently, there are no reliable RBC invasion assays to guide the discovery of vaccines against Plasmodium vivax, the most prevalent malaria parasite in Asia and South America.

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