Blood parasites in noddies and boobies from Brazilian offshore islands – differences between species and influence of nesting habitat

@article{Quillfeldt2013BloodPI,
  title={Blood parasites in noddies and boobies from Brazilian offshore islands – differences between species and influence of nesting habitat},
  author={P. Quillfeldt and Javier Mart{\'i}nez and L. Bugoni and P. L. Mancini and S. Merino},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2013},
  volume={141},
  pages={399 - 410}
}
SUMMARY Seabirds are often free from blood parasites, and a recent review suggested that phylogenetic, ecological and life-history parameters can determine the prevalence of blood parasites in seabirds. However, there is a lack of data available from many seabird groups, and a larger database is needed to understand prevalence patterns of blood parasites. We used a molecular screening approach to detect parasites of the genera Plasmodium, Haemoproteus, Leucocytozoon and Babesia in five species… Expand
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