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]
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Asymptomatic infections are common, but protozoal parasites can also cause the death of infected birds, especially in cases with concurrent health problems/ Parasites of the phylum Apicomplexa include hemoprotozoa of the genera Plasmodium, Haemoproteus, and Leucocytozoon.
Hazirlanan ince yayma frotiler %5'lik Giemsa ile boyanarak mikroskopta immersiyon objektif (x100) ile Haemoproteus, Plasmodium, Leucocytozoon ve Trypanosoma soylarinda bulunan kan protozoonlari yonunden incelenmistir (2, 25).
El 94.2% (49/52) de las aves fueron positivas a hemoparasitos, identificandose tres especies: Haemoproteus sp, Plasmodium sp y Leucocytozoon sp (Figura 1).
Hippoboscid flies are known vectors of parasites of the genus Trypanosoma and Haemoproteus (Santiago-Alarcon et al., 2012).
Prevalence and potential vectors of Haemoproteus in Nebraska mouring doves.
Among those, 13.2% (42/319) prevalence of infection was recorded for Haemoproteus spp., 15.1% for Plasmodium spp.
Louse fly, Ceratophylus columbae and Haemoproteus columbae were significantly also higher in adults pigeon than in nestling (p<0.05).
Four blood parasites (identified to genus) were found ranging from a prevalence of 1.8 to 13.5% for the host species (Table 1), with Haemoproteus sp.
Finalmente, en el caso de los hemoparasitos como Leucocytozoon spp, Haemoproteus spp y Plasmodium spp, estos no representan un riesgo para la salud de las aves en esta zona.
Other parasites were species of the genera Plasmodium (4.4%), Trypanosoma (3.5%), Hepatozoon (3.5%) and Haemoproteus (3.2%).