description and molecular characterization of plasmodium (novyella) unalis sp. nov. from the great thrush (turdus fuscater) in highland of colombia.plasmodium (novyella) unalis sp. nov. was found in the great thrush, turdus fuscater (passeriformes, turdidae) in bogotá, colombia, at 2,560 m above sea level where the active transmission occurs. this parasite is described based on the morphology of its blood stages and a fragment of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene (lineage un227). illustrations of blood stages of new species are given, and the phylogenetic analysis identifies closely related species and lineages of avian malaria parasites. ...201324048707
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