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Plasmodium gallinaceum is a species of the genus Plasmodium (subgenus Haemamoeba) that causes malaria in poultry.[1]

Plasmodium gallinaceum
Scanning electron micrograph of Plasmodium gallinaceum invading mosquito midgut
Scanning electron micrograph of Plasmodium gallinaceum invading mosquito midgut
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Diaphoretickes
(unranked): SAR
Infrakingdom: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Aconoidasida
Order: Haemospororida
Family: Plasmodiidae
Genus: Plasmodium
Species:
P. gallinaceum
Binomial name
Plasmodium gallinaceum
Brumpt, 1935

DescriptionEdit

This species was described by Alexandre Joseph Emile Brumpt (1877–1951) a French professor of parasitology during a trip to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Plasmodium Infection". The Merck Veterinary Manual. 2006. Retrieved 2007-07-03.

Further readingEdit

Kumnuan, Rapeeporn; Pattaradilokrat, Sittiporn; Chumpolbanchornc, Kamlang (November 2013). "In vivo transmission blocking activities of artesunate on the avian malaria parasite Plasmodium gallinaceum". Veterinary Parasitology. 197 (3–4): 447–454. doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2013.07.024. PMID 23937960.