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Related to Plasmodium knowlesi: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium malariae, Plasmodium ovale
a species of protozoan from Southeast Asia that causes monkey malaria with a quotidian fever cycle; highly fatal in rhesus monkeys; naturally acquired by a human in Malaysia, and also transmitted to humans experimentally.
A species found in Southeast Asia. It is structurally similar to P. malariae. Although it primarily infects other primates, it can infect humans and produce a debilitating febrile illness.
See also: Plasmodium
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.
occurs naturally in tree rats; transmissible experimentally to other rodents.
occurs in several monkey species, transmissible experimentally to humans and marmosets.
occurs in passerine birds including sparrows, blackbirds.
occurs in tree rats, transmissible to mice.
parasitizes a wide range of birds including passerines, Canada goose.
occurs in cynomolgus monkey; transmissible to other monkeys.
occurs in a wide range of monkeys; transmissible to humans causing tertian type malaria.
occurs in turkeys, transmissible to ducks.
transmissible experimentally to sparrow, canaries, ducks.
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.
occurs in guinea fowl; transmissible to other birds.
occurs in fowls and transmissible to some other birds; many are resistant.
occurs in mandrills, mangabeys, rhesus monkeys.
occurs in turkeys.
found in passerine birds.
found in several species of monkeys.
occurs in fowls; transmitted experimentally to turkeys.
occurs in several species of monkeys.
occurs in pheasants; experimentally transmitted to chickens and ducklings.
occurs in chimpanzee and gorilla.
occurs in a variety of bird species.
found in sparrows and finches.
occurs in chimpanzee and gorilla; transmissible experimentally to humans.
occurs in howler monkeys and humans.
found in many bird species.
occurs in a variety of rat species; transmissible to mice.