PARASITES IN A BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT: A SURVEY OF HEMATOZOA AND A MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF PLASMODIUM IN NEW GUINEA SKINKS

@inproceedings{Austin2006PARASITESIA,
  title={PARASITES IN A BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT: A SURVEY OF HEMATOZOA AND A MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF PLASMODIUM IN NEW GUINEA SKINKS},
  author={Christopher C. Austin and Susan L. Perkins},
  booktitle={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2006}
}
A sample of 204 skinks (Squamata: Scincidae) from 10 genera representing 24 species were collected from 10 different localities in New Guinea and examined for blood parasites. Hemogregarines, trypanosomes, microfilarial worms, and 8 infections showing 2 distinct morphological types of malaria parasites (Plasmodium sp.) were observed. Molecular sequence data, in the form of mitochondrial cytochrome b sequences from the Plasmodium infections, showed 2 distinct clades of parasites, 1 in… 
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