Plasmodium vinckei

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Plasmodium vinckei
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P. vinckei
Binomial name
Plasmodium vinckei

Plasmodium vinckei is a parasite of the genus Plasmodium subgenus Vinckeia.

Like all Plasmodium species P. vinckei has both vertebrate and insect hosts. The vertebrate hosts for this parasite are rodents.

Description[edit]

This species was first described in 1952 by Rodhain. Several subspecies have been described since.[1][2]

Subspecies[edit]

  • P. vinckei brucechwatti
  • P. vinckei chabaudi
  • P. vinckei lentum
  • P. vinckei petteri
  • P. vinckei vinckei

Geographical occurrence[edit]

This species is found in Central Africa including the Congo and Nigeria.

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Clinical features and host pathology[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carter, R. and Walliker, D. 1975: New observations on the malaria parasites of rodents of the Central African Republic - Plasmodium vinckei petteri subsp. nov. and Plasmodium chabaudi Landau, 1965. Ann. Trop. Med. Parasitol., 69: 187-196
  2. ^ Killick-Kendrick, R. 1975: Parasitic protozoa of the blood of rodents. V. Plasmodium vinckei brucechwatti subsp. nov. A malaria parasite of the thicket-rat, Thamnomys rutilans in Nigeria. Ann. Parasitol. Humaine et Comparée 50: 251-264

Further reading[edit]

Siddiqui, Arif J.; Bhardwaj, Jyoti; Puri, Sunil K. (April 2012). "mRNA expression of cytokines and its impact on outcomes after infection with lethal and nonlethal Plasmodium vinckei parasites". Parasitology Research. 110 (4): 1517–1524. doi:10.1007/s00436-011-2656-1. PMID 21965043.