Plasmodium garnhami

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Plasmodium garnhami
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Protista
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Aconoidasida
Order: Haemosporida
Family: Plasmodiidae
Genus: Plasmodium
Species: P. garnhami
Binomial name
Plasmodium garnhami

Plasmodium garnhami is a parasite of the genus Plasmodium.

Like all Plasmodium species, P. garnhami has both vertebrate and insect hosts. The vertebrate hosts for this parasite are birds.


Description[edit]

The parasite was first described by Guindy et al. in 1965.[1]

Geographical occurrence[edit]

This species is found in Egypt.

Clinical features and host pathology[edit]

Host species include the hoopoe (Upupa epops) and the rain quail (Coturnix coromandelica).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guindy E., Hoogstraal H., Mohammed Ah. (1965) Plasmodium garnhami sp. nov. from the Egyptian hoopoe (Upupa epops major Brehm) Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 59:280 - 284