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Avian malaria is the oldest experimental system for investigating the biology and transmission of Plasmodium parasites. Recent molecular protocols for detecting and characterizing avian malaria lineages in the field are providing an ever-growing picture of the prevalence, distribution, host range,...

Author(s)
Rivero, A.; Gandon, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Trends in Parasitology, 2018, 34, 8, pp 712-726
Abstract

Haemosporidians are a diverse group of vector-borne parasitic protozoa that includes the agents of human malaria; however, most of the described species are found in birds and reptiles. Although our understanding of these parasites' diversity has expanded by analyses of their mitochondrial genes,...

Author(s)
Pacheco, M. A.; Matta, N. E.; Valkiu¯nas, G.; Parker, P. G.; Mello, B.; Stanley, C. E., Jr.; Lentino, M.; Garcia-Amado, M. A.; Cranfield, M.; Pond, S. L. K.; Escalante, A. A.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2018, 35, 2, pp 383-403
Abstract

Parasites often have reduced genomes as their own genes become redundant when utilizing their host as a source of metabolites, thus losing their own de novo production of metabolites. Primate malaria parasites can synthesize vitamin B1 (thiamine) de novo but rodent malaria and other...

Author(s)
Hellgren, O.; Bensch, S.; Videvall, E.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Parasitology, 2018, 145, 8, pp 1084-1089
Abstract

Profilin is an actin monomer binding protein that provides ATP-actin for incorporation into actin filaments. In contrast to higher eukaryotic cells with their large filamentous actin structures, apicomplexan parasites typically contain only short and highly dynamic microfilaments. In apicomplexans, ...

Author(s)
Moreau, C. A.; Bhargav, S. P.; Hirdesh Kumar; Quadt, K. A.; Piirainen, H.; Strauss, L.; Kehrer, J.; Streichfuss, M.; Spatz, J. P.; Wade, R. C.; Kursula, I.; Frischknecht, F.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS Pathogens, 2017, 13, 5, pp e1006412
Abstract

Avian genomics, especially of non-model species, is in its infancy relative to mammalian genomics. Here, we describe the sequencing, assembly, and annotation of a new avian genome, that of the bananaquit Coereba flaveola (Passeriformes: Thraupidae). We produced ∼30-fold coverage of the genome with...

Author(s)
Antonides, J.; Ricklefs, R.; Dewoody, J. A.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Immunogenetics, 2017, 69, 3, pp 175-186
Abstract

Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax account for more than 95% of all human malaria infections, and thus pose a serious public health challenge. To control and potentially eliminate these pathogens, it is important to understand their origins and evolutionary history. Until recently, it was...

Author(s)
Loy, D. E.; Liu WeiMin; Li YingYing; Learn, G. H.; Plenderleith, L. J.; Sundararaman, S. A.; Sharp, P. M.; Hahn, B. H.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology, 2017, 47, 2/3, pp 87-97
Abstract

Malaria parasites (Plasmodium spp.) include some of the world's most widespread and virulent pathogens. Our knowledge of the molecular mechanisms these parasites use to invade and exploit their hosts other than in mice and primates is, however, extremely limited. It is therefore imperative to...

Author(s)
Videvall, E.; Cornwallis, C. K.; Ahrén, D.; Palinauskas, V.; Valkiu¯nas, G.; Hellgren, O.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Ecology, 2017, 26, 11, pp 2939-2958
Abstract

Plasmodium gonderi is a primate parasite whose natural host is the African Old World monkeys. Here, we report the draft genome sequence for P. gonderi. The data are useful not only for understanding the evolution of malaria but also for allowing the comparative genomics of malaria parasites.

Author(s)
Honma, H.; Kawai, S.; Motooka, D.; Nakamura, S.; Tougan, T.; Horii, T.; Arisue, N.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, USA
Citation
Genome Announcements, 2017, 5, 28, pp e00612-17
Abstract

Parasites of the genera Plasmodium and Haemoproteus (Apicomplexa: Haemosporida) are a diverse group of pathogens that infect birds nearly worldwide. Despite their ubiquity, the ecological and evolutionary factors that shape the diversity and distribution of these protozoan parasites among avian...

Author(s)
Fecchio, A.; Svensson-Coelho, M.; Bell, J.; Ellis, V. A.; Medeiros, M. C.; Trisos, C. H.; Blake, J. G.; Loiselle, B. A.; Tobias, J. A.; Fanti, R.; Coffey, E. D.; Faria, I. P. de; Pinho, J. B.; Felix, G.; Braga, E. M.; Anciães, M.; Tkach, V.; Bates, J.; Witt, C.; Weckstein, J. D.; Ricklefs, R. E.; Farias, I. P.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Parasitology, 2017, 144, 7, pp 984-993
Abstract

In vitro studies of sexual blood stages of the most fatal malaria species, Plasmodium falciparum, have revealed key processes by which gametocytes develop and transmit infection from humans to anopheline mosquitoes. However, most malaria cases outside sub-Saharan Africa are caused by other ...

Author(s)
Armistead, J. S.; Barros, R. R. M.; Gibson, T. J.; Kite, W. A.; Mershon, J. P.; Lambert, L. E.; Orr-Gonzalez, S. E.; Sá, J. M.; Adams, J. H.; Wellems, T. E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology, 2018, 48, 8, pp 601-610

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