Avian Malaria Parasites and other Haemosporidia

Avian Malaria Parasites and other Haemosporidia

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When studying the effects of parasites on natural populations, the avian haematozoa fulfills many of the specifications of an ideal model. Featuring a multitude of tables and illustrations, Avian Malaria Parasites and Other Haemosporidia summarizes more than a century of research on bird haemosporidians. For a long time, bird blood parasites served as important models in studying human diseases. Although now largely replaced, the wealth of data and research remain. With chapters addressing life cycles and morphology, pathogenicity, ultrastructure, geographical distribution, and illustrated keys to all known species of the parasites, this book is a masterful assessment of the biology of bird haemosporidian parasites.It is easy lo take blood from big birds by piercing the femoral vein below the knee. If one operates with small birds, the ... The smears are prepared on standard clean glass slides thai are free of grease and scratches. The slides should beanbsp;...

Title:Avian Malaria Parasites and other Haemosporidia
Author:Gediminas Valkiunas
Publisher:CRC Press - 2004-10-28


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