Haemoproteus


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Haemoproteus

(hē'mō-prō'tē-ŭs),
A genus of sporozoa (suborder Haemosporina) parasitic in birds and reptiles, combined with Leucocytozoon, Hepatocystis, and other genera in the family Haemoproteidae. Schizogony occurs in endothelial cells of blood vessels, especially in the lungs of the host, whereas halter-shaped gametocytes are found in the red blood cells. Infection is transmitted by pupiparous Diptera, such as louse flies (Hippoboscidae) and by bloodsucking midges (Culicoides)
[G. haima, blood, + Proteus, a sea god who had the power of assuming different shapes]

Haemoproteus

a genus of protozoan blood parasites of the family Plasmodiidae. Cause of avian 'malaria'.

Haemoproteus antigonis
found in cranes.
Haemoproteus canachites
found in grouse; transmitted by Culicoides spp.
Haemoproteus columbae
found in pigeons, doves and some wild birds. Transmitted by hippoboscid flies. May cause anemia in squabs.
Haemoproteus danilewski
found in wild birds.
Haemoproteus lophortyx
found in quail. Transmitted by biting flies. May cause anemia.
Haemoproteus meleagridis
occurs in turkeys.
Haemoproteus nettionis
found in ducks, geese, swans.
Haemoproteus sacharovi
found in doves. Culicoides spp. possibly the vector.
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La alta prevalencia de hemoparasitos se puede deber a la presencia de los vectores de transmision como son Pseudolynchia canariensis para Haemoproteus sp (Soulsby, 1987; Acosta et al.
Therapeutic Effects of Butalex, Diminazen, Imidocarb and Chloroquin against Haemoproteus species infection in Pigeons.
U ber den entwicklungsgang und die ubertragung von Haemoproteus columbae.
Sporogonic development of Haemoproteus meleagridis (Haemosporina: Haemoproteidae) in Culicoides edeni (Diptera:Ceratopogonidae).
jamaicensis (Red-tailed hawk) 18 Strigiformes Buteo albicaudatus (White-tailed hawk) 1 Parabuteo unicinctus (Harris's hawk) 20 Buteogallus antrhacinus (Common black hawk) 1 Accipiter striatus (Sharp-shinned hawk) 1 Bubo virginianus (Great horned owl) 4 Strix virgata (Mottled owl) 1 Athene cunicularia (Burrowing owl) 1 Megascops asio (Eastern screech owl) 1 Tyto alba (Barn owl) 1 Infected Internal parasites Falconiformes 4 Haemoproteus spp.
Birds infected with Haemoproteus exhibited elevated leukocyte levels indicative of immunological control of the parasite.
Transmission of the chelonian haemoproteid Haemoproteus metchnikovi by a tabanid fly Chrysops callidus.
Haemoproteus colombae infection occurs in pigeons associated with human settlement and its prevalence in pigeons in different geographical locations (Costa Rica, Alaska, Japan, Bulgaria, Australia, Iran, USA, Columbia) has varied from 10 to 100% (Paperna, 2002; Valkiunas et al.
To the Editor: Avian malaria is an insect-borne disease induced by a so far unknown number of protozoan blood parasites of the genera Plasmodium and Haemoproteus (hematozoa) (1,2).
The blood parasite Haemoproteus reduces survival in a wild bird: a medication experiment.
Pathogenicity and epizootiology of avian haemoatozoa: Plasmodium, Leucocytozoon, and Haemoproteus.