Plasmodium yoelii

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Plasmodium yoelii

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Plasmodium yoelii


Definition A Plasmodium species* belonging to the subgenus Vinckeia, which has both insect and mammalian hosts (its usual host is the rodent Thamnonys rutilans). It is of interest to malariologists as a whole-animal model (mice) of malaria, especially the immune response thereto.

*Subspecies: P yoelii killicki, P yoelii nigeriensis and P yoelii yoelli.


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