Thermal constraints to the sporogonic development and altitudinal distribution of avian malaria Plasmodium relictum in Hawai'i.

@article{Lapointe2010ThermalCT,
  title={Thermal constraints to the sporogonic development and altitudinal distribution of avian malaria Plasmodium relictum in Hawai'i.},
  author={Dennis A. Lapointe and M. Lee Goff and Carter T. Atkinson},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2010},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={318-24}
}
More than half of the Hawaiian honeycreepers (Drepanidinae) known from historical records are now extinct. Introduced mosquito-borne disease, in particular the avian malaria Plasmodium relictum , has been incriminated as a leading cause of extinction during the 20th century and a major limiting factor in the recovery of remaining species populations. Today, most native Hawaiian bird species reach their highest densities and diversity in high elevation (>1,800 m above sea level) forests. We… CONTINUE READING

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