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Experimental Transmission by Mosquitoes of Plasmodium hermani between Domestic Turkeys and Pen-Reared Bobwhites

Jai K. Nayar, Martin D. Young and Donald J. Forrester
The Journal of Parasitology
Vol. 68, No. 5 (Oct., 1982), pp. 874-876
DOI: 10.2307/3280997
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3280997
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Experimental Transmission by Mosquitoes of Plasmodium hermani between Domestic Turkeys and Pen-Reared Bobwhites
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Abstract

Plasmodium hermani was experimentally transmitted from domestic turkey poults (Meleagris gallopavo) to pen-reared bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) and then from these bobwhites back to domestic turkey poults. Transmission was achieved by Culex nigripalpus both by bites of the mosquito and by intraperitoneal injection of sporozoites. All of the 23 bobwhites and the 13 turkeys exposed to sporozoites became infected. These results indicate that the bobwhite might be a reservoir host for this malaria of wild turkeys in nature.

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