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Haemoproteosis and avian malaria in Columbidae and Corvidae from Iran

July 14, 2021 - 10:48 -- Open Access
Nourani L, Baghkheirati AA, Zargar M, Karimi V, Djadid ND
Vet Med Sci. 2021 Jul 8

Avian malaria (Plasmodium) and related genera (Haemoproteus and Leucocytozoon) are diverse and widespread parasites. Despite the extent of knowledge on avian haemosporidian parasites, information about domestic and wild bird's blood parasites is overall insufficient in Iran. Prevalence of the haemosporidian parasites' and phylogenetic relationship of lineages are studied by using molecular and morphological results of 152 examined hosts belonging to 17 species.

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