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Table 1 Morphometric data (in μm) for host cells, mature gametocytes and sporozoites of Haemoproteus homopalloris n. sp., lineage hPHSIB2

From: A new blood parasite of leaf warblers: molecular characterization, phylogenetic relationships, description and identification of vectors

Feature Range (Mean ± SD) (n = 21)
Uninfected erythrocyte
 Length 10.9–12.8 (11.6 ± 0.6)
 Width 5.6–6.5 (6.1 ± 0.3)
 Area 48.7–64.3 (57.2 ± 4.2)
Uninfected erythrocyte nucleus
 Length 5.0–6.6 (5.8 ± 0.4)
 Width 1.9–2.5 (2.2 ± 0.1)
 Area 9.4–14.4 (11.6 ± 1.5)
Macrogametocyte
Infected erythrocyte
 Length 11.0–13.0 (12.1 ± 0.4)
 Width 5.2–6.6 (6.0 ± 0.3)
 Area 53.1–65.6 (60.3 ± 3.8)
Infected erythrocyte nucleus
 Length 5.0–7.2 (6.2 ± 0.5)
 Width 1.7–2.5 (2.1 ± 0.2)
 Area 9.6–16.6 (11.5 ± 1.5)
Gametocyte
 Length 13.2–17.9 (15.1 ± 1.2)
 Width 1.8–2.8 (2.4 ± 0.3)
 Area 30.7–39.4 (35.9 ± 2.7)
Gametocyte nucleus
 Length 1.8–3.6 (2.5 ± 0.5)
 Width 0.9–2.8 (1.4 ± 0.5)
 Area 1.9–5.1 (3.3 ± 0.8)
 Pigment granules 12–20 (15 ± 1.8)
 NDR 0.6–1.1 (0.8 ± 0.1)
Microgametocytes
Infected erythrocyte
 Length 11.3–14.0 (12.4 ± 0.6)
 Width 5.2–6.6 (6.1 ± 0.4)
 Area 53.9-74.3 (62.7 ± 5.0)
Infected erythrocyte nucleus
 Length 5.3–7.2 (6.1 ± 0.5)
 Width 1.7–2.5 (2.1 ± 0.2)
 Area 10.4–13.8 (11.4 ± 0.9)
Gametocyte
 Length 14.8–18.0 (16.4 ± 0.9)
 Width 1.9–2.9 (2.3 ± 0.3)
 Area 31.0–43.1 (38.3 ± 2.3)
Gametocyte nucleus a
 Length
 Width
 Area
 Pigment granules 9–18 (13 ± 2.6)
 NDR 0.6–1.0 (0.8 ± 0.1)
Sporozoites
 Length 6.4–10.0 (7.9 ± 1.1)
 Width 1.1–1.9 (1.5 ± 0.2)
 Area 6.9–12.0 (9.1 ± 1.5)
  1. aGametocyte nucleus was not well defined and is difficult to measure
  2. Abbreviations: NDR nucleus displacement ratio according to Bennett & Campbell (1972), SD standard deviation