Plasmodium berghei

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Plas·mo·di·um ber'g·he·i

a species of protozoan that is the etiologic agent of rodent malaria from central Africa; an important source of experimental nonprimate mammal malaria.


a genus of apicomplexan protozoa in the family Plasmodiidae parasitic in the blood cells of animals and humans; the malarial parasite. See also avian malaria.

Plasmodium berghei
occurs naturally in tree rats; transmissible experimentally to other rodents.
Plasmodium brasilianum
occurs in several monkey species, transmissible experimentally to humans and marmosets.
Plasmodium cathemerium
occurs in passerine birds including sparrows, blackbirds.
Plasmodium chabaudi
occurs in tree rats, transmissible to mice.
Plasmodium circumflexum
parasitizes a wide range of birds including passerines, Canada goose.
Plasmodium coatneyi
occurs in cynomolgus monkey; transmissible to other monkeys.
Plasmodium cynomolgi
occurs in a wide range of monkeys; transmissible to humans causing tertian type malaria.
Plasmodium durae
occurs in turkeys, transmissible to ducks.
Plasmodium elongatum
transmissible experimentally to sparrow, canaries, ducks.
Plasmodium eylesi
found in gibbon monkeys.
Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium malariae, Plasmodium ovale, Plasmodium vivax
the causes of the four specific types of human malaria. They are transmitted to the bloodstream of humans by the bite of anopheline mosquitoes. The sporozoites migrate and are transported via the blood stream to the liver, where they develop and multiply within the parenchymal cells as merozoites, which then burst the liver cells and invade erythrocytes. Some of the merozoites develop into gametocytes, which are ingested by mosquitoes, beginning the sexual stage, which ends with the development of sporozoites.
Plasmodium fallax
occurs in guinea fowl; transmissible to other birds.
Plasmodium gallinaceum
occurs in fowls and transmissible to some other birds; many are resistant.
Plasmodium gonderi
occurs in mandrills, mangabeys, rhesus monkeys.
Plasmodium griffithsi
occurs in turkeys.
Plasmodium hexamerium
found in passerine birds.
Plasmodium inui
found in several species of monkeys.
Plasmodium juxtanucleare
occurs in fowls; transmitted experimentally to turkeys.
Plasmodium knowlesi
occurs in several species of monkeys.
Plasmodium lophurae
occurs in pheasants; experimentally transmitted to chickens and ducklings.
Plasmodium reichenowi
occurs in chimpanzee and gorilla.
Plasmodium relictum
occurs in a variety of bird species.
Plasmodium rouxi
found in sparrows and finches.
Plasmodium schwetzi
occurs in chimpanzee and gorilla; transmissible experimentally to humans.
Plasmodium simium
occurs in howler monkeys and humans.
Plasmodium vaughani
found in many bird species.
Plasmodium vinckei
occurs in a variety of rat species; transmissible to mice.
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Platelet depletion by anti-CD41 (aIIb) mAb injection early but not late in the course of disease protects against Plasmodium berghei pathogenesis by altering the levels of pathogenic cytokines.
Cell- rather than antibody-mediated immunity leads to the development of profound thrombocytopenia during experimental Plasmodium berghei malaria.
Effects of Levamisole on experimental infections by Plasmodium berghei in mice.
Effects of extracts of Artemisia diffusa against Plasmodium berghei as a new antimalarial agent.
A new antimalarial agent: Effect of extracts of Artemisia diffusa against Plasmodium berghei.
Efficacy of artesunate and homeopathic drug China alone and in combination against Plasmodium berghei infection in mice.
Antimalarial efficacy of homeopathic drugs Artemisia vulgaris and Curcuma longa against Plasmodium berghei infection in Balb/C mice.
It is also the largest gene knock-out study in Plasmodium berghei - a malaria parasite infecting rodents.
They focused on the mosquitoes' resistance to a commonly used model organism: Plasmodium berghei, a parasite that causes malaria in rodents.
Ultra-structural pathological changes in mice kidney caused by Plasmodium berghei infection.
The team said that silencing a gene called cactus, which is part of another pathway called Toll, was also found to have similar effect in controlling the development of Plasmodium berghei, which causes malaria in rodents.