Phylogenetic comparison of avian haemosporidian parasites from resident and migratory birds in northern Japan.


We analyzed blood samples of resident and migratory Japanese birds to evaluate the prevalence and genetic background of avian blood parasites in northern Japan. We used PCR targeting the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene to examine infections of Leucocytozoon, Haemoproteus, and Plasmodium parasites in blood samples from 243 birds of 14 species in three orders… (More)
DOI: 10.7589/2013-03-071