Plasmodium inui

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Plasmodium inui
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukarya
(unranked): SAR
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Aconoidasida
Order: Haemosporida
Family: Plasmodiidae
Genus: Plasmodium
Species: P. inui
Binomial name
Plasmodium inui

Plasmodium inui is a species of parasite, one of the species of simian Plasmodium that cause malaria in Old World monkeys.

History[edit]

This species was described in 1907 by Halberstaedter and von Prowazek.

Epidemiology[edit]

This species is found in China[1] and also the Celebes, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Phylogenetics[edit]

It is closely related to other 'quartan' Plasmodium species, including Plasmodium coatneyi, Plasmodium cynomolgi, Plasmodium fragile, Plasmodium fieldi, Plasmodium hylobati, Plasmodium simiovale and Plasmodium vivax (which is a 'tertian' Plasmodium species).[2] [3]

Life cycle[edit]

The life cycle is typical of a species of the Plasmodium genus.

It has a 72-hour (or quartan) periodicity.

Salivary gland sporozoites appear in Anopheles dirus 13 days post feeding.

The prepatent period in the vertebrate host is 8 days.

Vectors[edit]

Hosts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huang Y, Yang Z, Putaporntip C, Miao M, Wei H, Zou C, Jongwutiwes S, Cui L. (2010) Isolation and identification of a South China strain of Plasmodium inui from Macaca fascicularis. Vet Parasitol
  2. ^ Mitsui H, Arisue N, Sakihama N, et al. (January 2010). "Phylogeny of Asian primate malaria parasites inferred from apicoplast genome-encoded genes with special emphasis on the positions of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium fragile". Gene. 450 (1-2): 32–8. doi:10.1016/j.gene.2009.10.001. PMID 19818838. 
  3. ^ Kissinger JC, Collins WE, Li J, McCutchan TF (April 1998). "Plasmodium inui is not closely related to other quartan Plasmodium species". J. Parasitol. 84 (2): 278–82. doi:10.2307/3284482. PMID 9576499.