Virulence of Lizard Malaria : Three Species of Plasmodium Infecting Anolis sabanus , the Endemic Anole of Saba , Netherlands Antilles

@inproceedings{Schall2002VirulenceOL,
  title={Virulence of Lizard Malaria : Three Species of Plasmodium Infecting Anolis sabanus , the Endemic Anole of Saba , Netherlands Antilles},
  author={Jos. J. Schall and Christine M. Staats},
  year={2002}
}
Anolis in the eastern Caribbean islands are hosts to three species of malaria parasite (Plasmodium). Although the parasites are widespread on the islands, little is known about their effects on infected lizards. Presented here is an inventory of some costs suffered by Anolis sabanus, the endemic solitary anole of Saba, Netherlands Antilles, when infected with Plasmodium azurophilum, Plasmodium floridense, and an undescribed species of Plasmodium. Parasitemia (parasite density in the blood) for… CONTINUE READING

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