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Description of Haemoproteus

Plasmodiid apicomplexan, gamonts in erythrocytes; merogony µmerogony) in endothelial cells of blood vessels, especially the lungs, and not in erythrocytes; iron pigment - haemozoin - formed which is visible by light microscopy, vectors are hippoboscid flies, Culicoides or Chrysops; in birds, reptiles, and amphibia. Type species: Haemoproteus columbae Kruse, 1890.

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