Molecular identification of Haemosporidia in avian endemics of Gorgona Island within a context for the eastern tropical Pacific region.

We examined avian Haemosporidia cytochrome b gene among terrestrial birds on Gorgona Island National Park, Colombia. Three Haemoproteus haplotype groups found on Gorgona Island have a higher genetic similarity to Haemoproteus found in the eastern tropical Pacific than those documented in Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Two of the haplotype groups on the island are generalists in terms of infecting multiple hosts and their wide geographical distribution within the eastern tropical Pacific region, a third Haemoproteus haplogroup appears endemic to Gorgona Island. The overall prevalence of haemosporidian parasites is 57,9% for birds on Gorgona island, which is higher than local reports of prevalence documented in other archipelagos or the mainland. The island population of Cyanerpes cyaneus gigas seems to be the most susceptible to Haemoproteus infection when compared to Thamnophilus atrinucha gorgonae and Coereba flaveola gorgonae. Our findings support a ubiquitous pattern of endemism among organisms including avian haemosporidian parasites on Gorgona Island and also highlight the potential exposure of island bird populations to avian malaria. PMID: 31751754 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Infection, Genetics and Evolution - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Infect Genet Evol Source Type: research

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