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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Ten White Pekin ducks were inoculated with phanerozoite stages of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium lophurae, to determine what responses might be made by the host tissues. The ducks were brought to the laboratory when one day old, and placed on a regular feed starter. This was the only ration given to them during the course of the experiment. Inoculum for the duck hosts was made from a saline emulsion of two turkey brains whose blood smears had indicated that no malarial-infected red blood cells were present in the general circulation. If such were present, they were not seen. An examination of the brain capillaries of the two turkeys showed a great number of exoerythrocytic forms (phanerozoites) of P. lophurae to be present.

Publication Date

1955

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

62

Issue

1

First Page

539

Last Page

542

Copyright

© Copyright 1955 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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