Avian Haemosporidian Diversity in South Texas: New Lineages and Variation in Prevalence between Sampling Sources and Sites

Author(s): Katrina D. Keith, John P. Pistone, Tyler A. Campbell, and Gary A. Voelker

Published: May 2022

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Avian haemosporidian parasites (Haemoproteus, Leucocytozoon, Plasmodium) in Texas are relatively understudied for such a large geographic area with diverse ecoregions. Our study sites in south Texas, located in two adjacent ecoregions, present the opportunity for investigating patterns and possible causes of infections between habitats, and characterizing the baseline makeup of the avian malaria community.

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Keith, K. D.,  J. P. Pistone, T. A. Campbell, and G. A. Voelker. 2022. Avian haemosporidian diversity in South Texas: New lineages and variation in prevalence between sampling sources and sites. Diversity, 14:378. https://doi.org/10.3390/d14050378.

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