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

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Svensson-Coelho, M. ; Silva, G. T. ; Santos, S. S. ; Miranda, L. S. ; Araujo-Silva, L. E. ; Ricklefs, R. E. ; Miyaki, C. Y. ; Maldonado-Coelho, M.
Total Authors: 8
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Parasitology; v. 102, n. 5, p. 559-561, OCT 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 7

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. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/08576-6 - Malaria parasites of a widespread suboscine antbird in South America: assessing the influence of geographic distance and host phylogeography on the prevalence, diversity, and community organization of parasites within and across biogeographic regions
Grantee:Linda Maria Elenor Svensson Coelho
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/50297-0 - Dimensions US-BIOTA São Paulo: a multidisciplinary framework for biodiversity prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic forest hotspot
Grantee:Cristina Yumi Miyaki
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants