Plasmodium relictum

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Plasmodium relictum or Plasmodium biziurae is a parasite of the genus Plasmodium.

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

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

Plasmodium paddae[1]


The parasite was first described by Gilruth, Sweet and Dodd in 1910.

Geographical occurrence[edit]

Clinical features and host pathology[edit]

The only known host for this species is the musk duck, Biziura lobata.


  1. ^ Valkiunas, Gediminas. Avian Malaria Parasites and other Haemosporidia. CRC Press. p. 592. ISBN 9780203643792.