Laverania


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Laverania

(la'vĕr-ā'nē-ă),
Old generic name for malaria-causing and other hematozoan protozoa. Laverania falciparum is a distinctive generic name for Plasmodium falciparum, and is preferred by some who believe that crescentic gametocytes should be the basis for classifying the causal agent of falciparum malaria in a separate genus. See: Plasmodium, Haemoproteus.
[C. Laveran, Fr. protozoologist and Nobel laureate, 1845-1922]

Laverania

An obsolete genus of protozoa which included Plasmodia spp; now a subgenus.
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African apes as reservoirs of Plasmodium falciparum and the origin and diversification of the Laverania subgenus.
With one exception, the parasitic species were all very closely related, belonging to the subgenus Laverania, and were highly host-specific.
African apes as a reservoir of Plasmodium falciparum and the origin and diversification of Laverania subgenus.