Cristiane Kiyomi Miyaji Kolesnikovas

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Avian malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by Plasmodium spp. Avian plasmodia are recognized conservation-threatening pathogens due to their potential to cause severe epizootics when introduced to bird populations with which they did not co-evolve. Penguins are considered particularly susceptible, as outbreaks in captive populations will often lead to(More)
Regarding the findings of Vanstreels et al. (2014), later analyses revealed that the blood sample of a tropical screech owl (Megascops choliba) that had been analyzed 4 weeks earlier at the same laboratory yielded a Haemoproteus sp. cyt-b sequence that was 100% identical to that obtained for penguin 586. This owl had been sampled in 2009 at Carapicuíba, SP,(More)
Seabird rehabilitation is a valuable strategy to mitigate the impacts of oil pollution and other anthropogenic factors, and can significantly contribute to the conservation of penguins. However, infectious diseases such as avian malaria (Plasmodium spp.) can hamper the success of rehabilitation efforts. We combined morphological and molecular diagnostic(More)
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