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Lower Detection Probability of Avian Plasmodium in Blood Compared to Other Tissues

Author:
  • M Svensson-Coelho
  • GT Silva
  • SS Santos
  • LS Miranda
  • LE Araújo-Silva
  • RE Ricklefs
  • CY Miyaki
  • Marcos Maldonado-Coelho
Publishing year: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 559-561
Publication/Series: Journal of Parasitology
Volume: 102
Issue: 5
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: American Society of Parasitologists

Abstract english

We tested whether the probability of detecting avian haemosporidia (Plasmodium and Haemoproteus) using molecular techniques differs among blood, liver, heart, and pectoral muscle tissues. We used a paired design, sampling the 4 tissue types in 55 individuals of a wild South American suboscine antbird, the white-shouldered fire-eye (Pyriglena leucoptera). We also identified parasites to cytochrome b lineage. Detection probability was significantly lower in blood compared to the other 3 tissue types combined. Eight of 22 infections were not detected in blood samples; 4–7 infections were not detected in the other individual tissues. The same parasite lineage was recovered from different tissues.

Keywords

  • Zoology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Published
  • ISSN: 0022-3395
Maria Svensson Coelho
E-mail: maria [dot] svensson_coelho [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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