Natural infections of small mammals with blood parasites on the borderland of boreal and temperate forest zones

  title={Natural infections of small mammals with blood parasites on the borderland of boreal and temperate forest zones},
  author={Grzegorz Karbowiak and Leszek Rychlik and Wojciech K. Nowakowski and I Wayan Wita},
  journal={Acta Theriologica},
Blood parasites of small mammals living in Białowieża Forest (eastern Poland) were investigated between 1996 and 2002. The following haemoparasite species were found:Trypanosoma (Herpetosoma) evotomys in bank voleClethrionomys glareolus; T. (H.) microti in root voleMicrotus oeconomus; Babesia microti in root vole;Hepatozoon erhardovae in bank vole andHepatozoon sp. in root vole. Some non-identifiedBartonella species were found in bank vole, root vole, field voleMicrotus agrestis, yellow-necked… 

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  • Biology, Environmental Science
    Folia parasitologica
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  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • 1979
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