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- Cosgrove, Catherine L.; Wood, Matthew J.; Day, Karen P.; Sheldon, Ben C.
- Journal of animal ecology 2008 v.77 no.3 pp. 540-548
- Cyanistes caeruleus; Haemoproteus; Plasmodium relictum; age structure; autumn; avian malaria; birds; demography; diagnostic techniques; disease incidence; disease prevalence; environmental factors; host-parasite relationships; hosts; infectious diseases; models; morphospecies; parasites; seasonal variation; spring; temperate zones; wildlife diseases
- ... over 3 years using sensitive molecular diagnostic techniques, in light of Beaudoin et al.'s (1971; Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 7, 5-13) model of seasonal variation in avian malaria prevalence in temperate areas. This model predicts a within-year bimodal pattern of spring and autumn peaks with a winter absence of infection. 3. Avian malaria infections were mostly Plasmodium (24·4%) with occasional ...