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Extremely low Plasmodium prevalence in wild plovers and coursers from Cape Verde and Madagascar

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, June 2017
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Title
Extremely low Plasmodium prevalence in wild plovers and coursers from Cape Verde and Madagascar
Published in
Malaria Journal, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12936-017-1892-y
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Authors

Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Luke J. Eberhart-Phillips, M. Cristina Carmona-Isunza, Sama Zefania, María José Navarro, Oliver Kruger, Joseph Ivan Hoffman, Tamás Székely, Jordi Figuerola

Abstract

Relatively little is known about the prevalence of blood parasites in shorebirds, especially those breeding in the tropics. The prevalence of blood parasites of the genera Plasmodium, Haemoproteus and Leucocytozoon was assessed in blood samples from Kentish plovers and cream-coloured coursers in Cape Verde, and samples of Kittlitz's plovers, Madagascar plovers and white-fronted plovers in Madagascar. Only two of these samples were positive for Plasmodium: a Kittlitz's plover was infected by a generalist lineage of Plasmodium that has already been reported in Europe and Africa, while in a white-fronted plover direct sequencing revealed a previously un-described Plasmodium lineage. Potential explanations for the low prevalence of blood parasites include the scarcity of vectors in habitats used by these bird species and their resistance to parasitic infections.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 50 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 12%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Other 4 8%
Student > Master 4 8%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 12 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 46%
Environmental Science 2 4%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Mathematics 1 2%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 17 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 September 2018.
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#4,335,049
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#1,076
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#72,465
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