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Table 2 Morphometry of host cells, mature gametocytes and erythrocytic meronts of Plasmodium collidatum n. sp. (lineage pFANTAIL01) (n = 21) (places in Results/Description of parasite chapter)

From: Experimental study of newly described avian malaria parasite Plasmodium (Novyella) collidatum n. sp., genetic lineage pFANTAIL01 obtained from South Asian migrant bird

Feature Measurements (μm) a
Uninfected erythrocyte  
Length 10.4–12.4 (11.5 ± 0.5)
Width 6.1–7.2 (6.5 ± 0.3)
Area 52.8–67.8 (60.5 ± 4.3)
Uninfected erythrocyte nucleus  
Length 5.1–6.2 (5.5 ± 0.3)
Width 2.1–2.8 (2.3 ± 0.2)
Area 9.5–14.8 (10.8 ± 1.1)
Macrogametocyte  
Infected erythrocyte  
 Length 11.2–13.6 (12.4 ± 0.6)
 Width 5.3–7.38 (6.1 ± 0.5)
 Area 52.4–71.5 (60.4 ± 4.7)
Infected erythrocyte nucleus  
 Length 4.6–5.8 (5.2 ± 0.3)
 Width 1.6–2.5 (2.1 ± 0.2)
 Area 7.0–10.8 (9.0 ± 1.1)
Gametocyte  
Length 9.6–13.2 (11.5 ± 1.1)
Width 0.9–2.5 (1.5 ± 0.4)
Area 18.2–28.9 (21.8 ± 2.6)
Gametocyte nucleus  
Length
Width
Area
Pigment granules 7.0–14.0 (8.2 ± 1.7)
Microgametocyte (n = 6)  
Infected erythrocyte  
 Length 10.7–14.1 (12.3 ± 1.3)
 Width 6.0–6.6 (6.2 ± 0.2)
 Area 53.0–70.5 (61.6 ± 7.3)
Infected erythrocyte nucleus  
 Length 4.9–5.8 (5.3 ± 0.4)
 Width 2.0–2.6 (2.2 ± 0.2)
 Area 9.1–10.6 (9.9 ± 0.6)
Gametocyte  
Length 10.5–13.0 (12.2 ± 1.0)
Width 1.8–2.3 (2.0 ± 0.2)
Area 17.5–25.5 (21.6 ± 3.0)
Gametocyte nucleus  
Length 1.3–3.8 (2.8 ± 1.0)
Width 0.5–0.7 (0.6 ± 0.1)
Area 0.9–1.2 (1.0 ± 0.2)
Pigment granules b
Meront  
Length 2.8–5.6 (4.4 ± 0.7)
Width 1.0–2.2 (1.7 ± 0.3)
Area 3.7–8.0 (5.5 ± 1.3)
No. of pigment granules b
No. of merozoites 4.0–8.0 (5.8 ± 1.2)
  1. a Minimum and maximum values are provided, followed in parentheses by the arithmetic mean and standard deviation
  2. b Pigment granules are clamped and are difficult to calculate