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Lower Detection Probability of Avian Plasmodium in Blood Compared to Other Tissues

Svensson-Coelho, M LU ; Silva, GT; Santos, SS; Miranda, LS; Araújo-Silva, LE; Ricklefs, RE; Miyaki, CY and Maldonado-Coelho, Marcos (2016) In Journal of Parasitology 102(5). p.559-561
Abstract
We tested whether the probability of detecting avian haemosporidia (Plasmodium and Haemoproteus) using molecular techniques differs among blood, liver, heart, and pectoral muscle tissues. We used a paired design, sampling the 4 tissue types in 55 individuals of a wild South American suboscine antbird, the white-shouldered fire-eye (Pyriglena leucoptera). We also identified parasites to cytochrome b lineage. Detection probability was significantly lower in blood compared to the other 3 tissue types combined. Eight of 22 infections were not detected in blood samples; 4–7 infections were not detected in the other individual tissues. The same parasite lineage was recovered from different tissues.
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10.1645/16-8
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  abstract     = {We tested whether the probability of detecting avian haemosporidia (Plasmodium and Haemoproteus) using molecular techniques differs among blood, liver, heart, and pectoral muscle tissues. We used a paired design, sampling the 4 tissue types in 55 individuals of a wild South American suboscine antbird, the white-shouldered fire-eye (Pyriglena leucoptera). We also identified parasites to cytochrome b lineage. Detection probability was significantly lower in blood compared to the other 3 tissue types combined. Eight of 22 infections were not detected in blood samples; 4–7 infections were not detected in the other individual tissues. The same parasite lineage was recovered from different tissues.},
  author       = {Svensson-Coelho, M and Silva, GT and Santos, SS and Miranda, LS and Araújo-Silva, LE and Ricklefs, RE and Miyaki, CY and Maldonado-Coelho, Marcos},
  issn         = {0022-3395},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {559--561},
  publisher    = {American Society of Parasitologists},
  series       = {Journal of Parasitology},
  title        = {Lower Detection Probability of Avian Plasmodium in Blood Compared to Other Tissues},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/16-8},
  volume       = {102},
  year         = {2016},
}