Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_5025-1

Genus name for the now renamed species Plasmodium unalis which parasitizes in birds (Great thrush = Turdus fuscater) in Colombia and other regions of the Andes in South America. Development occurs mainly in mature erythrocytes, where schizonts (meronts) reach a maximum length of 9 μm and macrogametocytes as well as microgametocytes about 12 μm.


Maximum Length Species Plasmodium Mature Erythrocyte 
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Further Reading

  1. Mantilla JS et al (2013) Description and molecular characterization of Plasmodium (Novyella) unalis sp. nov. from the Great thrush (Turdus fuscater) in highland of Colombia. Parasitol Res 112:4193–4204CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany