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.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Harding, Delma E.
"Some Responses Made by Ten Duck Hosts Inoculated with Phanerozoite Stages of Plasmodium lophurae,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 62(1), 539-542.
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