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A genus of coccidian protozoa that comprise the malaria parasites of mammals. Four species infect humans (although occasional infections with primate malarias may occur). These are PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; PLASMODIUM OVALE, and PLASMODIUM VIVAX. Species causing infection in vertebrates other than man include: PLASMODIUM BERGHEI; PLASMODIUM CHABAUDI; P. vinckei, and PLASMODIUM YOELII in rodents; P. brasilianum, PLASMODIUM CYNOMOLGI; and PLASMODIUM KNOWLESI in monkeys; and PLASMODIUM GALLINACEUM in chickens. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

Plasmodium is a genus of parasitic protozoa. Infection by this parasite is known to cause malaria. The genus Plasmodium was discovered in 1885 by Marchiafava and Celli. Currently over 200 species of this genus are recognized and new species continue to be described.

Of over the 200 known species of Plasmodium, at least 10 species infect humans. Other species infect animals, including monkeys, rodents, birds, and reptiles. The parasite always has two hosts in its life cycle: a mosquito vector and a vertebrate host. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Plasmodium sp

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 疟原虫亚属单个未知种
Synonyms: 疟原虫;疟原虫亚单个未知种
fr-CA French (Canada) Plasmodium sp
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Plasmodium sp
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Plasmodium sp
it-IT Italian (Italy) Plasmodium sp
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Plasmodium sp
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nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Plasmodium sp.
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