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Table 3 Morphometrics of Haemoproteus catharti as described by Greiner et al. [16] and in this study

From: Parasitaemia data and molecular characterization of Haemoproteus catharti from New World vultures (Cathartidae) reveals a novel clade of Haemosporida

  Macrogametocytes Microgametocytes
This study Greiner et al. [16] This study Greiner et al. [16]
(n = 35) (n = 20) (n = 43) (n = 3)
Gametocyte length (μm) 14.88 ± 1.60
[11–17]
15.4 ± 1.1
[14–18]
13.61 ± 1.30
[11–16]
14.5 ± 0.6
[14–15]
Gametocyte width (μm) 3.6 ± 0.5
[2.5–5.0]
3.4 ± 0.5
[2.5–5.0]
3.77 ± 0.70
[2.0–5.0]
3.7 ± 0.6
[3–4]
Nuclear displacement ratio (NDR) 0.57 ± 0.20
[0.22–1.00]
0.59 ± 0.2
[0.2–1.0]
0.46 ± 0.10
[0.2–0.7]
0.5 ± 0.2
[0.3–0.7]
Infected erythrocyte length (μm) 14.6 ± 0.7
[13–16]
15.4 ± 1.0
[14–17]
14.3 ± 0.9
[13–16]
15.2 ± 1.3
[14.0–16.5]
Infected erythrocyte width (μm) 8.1 ± 0.8
[7–10]
7.7 ± 0.7
[7–9]
8.2 ± 1.0
[6.0–10.5]
7.8 ± 0.8
[7.0–8.5]
Pigment granule number 25.6 ± 6.7
[9–38]
24.4 ± 7.0
[19–33]
22 ± 5.4
[12–34]
18.0 ± 7.0
[11–25]
Parasite in contact with host cell nucleus? 55% yes, 45% no “Not usually” 49% yes, 51% no “Not usually”
  1. Values are shown as: mean ± SD [minimum–maximum]