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Analysis of the trap gene provides evidence for the role of elevation and vector abundance in the genetic diversity of Plasmodium relictum in Hawaii

September 5, 2012 - 06:55 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Farias ME, Atkinson CT, LaPointe DA, Jarvi SI
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:305 (3 September 2012)

MalariaWorldThe results of this study suggest that pathogen diversity in Hawaii may be driven by a complex interaction of factors including transmission rates, host immune pressures, and parasite-parasite competition.

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Blood Meal Identification and Prevalence of Avian Malaria Parasite in Mosquitoes Collected at Kushiro Wetland, A Subarctic Zone of Japan

July 18, 2011 - 14:37 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Hiroko Ejiri, Yukita Sato, Kyeong Soon Kim,Yoshio Tsuda, Koichi Murata, Keisuke Saito, Yukiko Watanabe, Yoshiharu Shimura and Masayoshi Yukawa
Reference: 
Journal of Medical Entomology 48(4):904-908. 2011

These results indicated that infected birds with avian Plasmodium inhabited and direct contacts occurred between the infected birds and mosquitoes in Kushiro Wetland, Hokkaido, Japan.

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Entomological Study on Transmission of Avian Malaria Parasites in a Zoological Garden in Japan: Bloodmeal Identification and Detection of Avian Malaria Parasite DNA from Blood-Fed Mosquitoes

May 10, 2011 - 14:16 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Hiroko Ejiri, Yukita Sato, Kyeong-Soon Kim, Tatsuko Hara, Yoshio Tsuda, Takayuki Imura, Koichi Murata, and Masayoshi Yukawa
Reference: 
Journal of Medical Entomology 48(3):600-607. 2011

We investigated the prevalence and transmission of avian malaria parasite and determined the bloodmeal hosts of mosquitoes collected in a zoological garden in Tokyo, Japan, by using the polymerase chain reaction.

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Genetics and Evolution: Chronic malaria infections increase family inequalities and reduce parental fitness: experimental evidence from a wild bird population

March 11, 2010 - 12:10 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
S. C. L. Knowles, V. Palinauskas, B. C. Sheldon
Reference: 
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Volume 30, Issue 2, March 2010, Pages: 258-269

Overall, these results demonstrate that chronic avian malaria infections, far from being benign, can have significant effects on host fitness and may thus constitute an important selection pressure in wild bird populations.

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Chronic malaria infections increase family inequalities and reduce parental fitness: experimental evidence from a wild bird population

January 10, 2010 - 16:31 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
S. C. L. Knowles, V. Palinauskas & B. C. Sheldon
Reference: 
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Early View (Articles online in advance of print)

Overall, these results demonstrate that chronic avian malaria infections, far from being benign, can have significant effects on host fitness and may thus constitute an important selection pressure in wild bird populations.

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