Prevalence of Plasmodium spp. in northern Michigan

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dc.contributor.author Mateyka, Steven
dc.contributor.author Mills, Jennifer
dc.coverage.spatial UMBS MAPS sites (NOMA) en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-15T14:03:43Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-15T14:03:43Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/61480
dc.description Parasitology en
dc.description.abstract Prevalences of passerine malaria were compared at the maple river MAPS site this year to that recorded two years ago in the same site. To identify this apicomplexan, birds were caught in mist nets and blood smears were taken from them, which were then stained and viewed under a microscope in 100x oil immersion. Of 44 passerines, two birds infected with Plasmodium sp. were found. These data were compared to the seventeen infected birds in 159 caught from the study in 2006. A Chi-squared test revealed that there was no significant change in the malaria prevalence in passerines at the Maple River site and furthermore that a larger sample size and better malaria detection methods ought to be used in the future. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.title Prevalence of Plasmodium spp. in northern Michigan en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resources and Environment
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS) en
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/61480/1/Mateyka_Mills_2008.pdf
dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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