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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1426-1436

Prevalence and Molecular Detection of Blood Protozoa in Domestic Pigeon
Munmi Saikia1*, Kanta Bhattacharjee1, Prabhat Chandra Sarmah1, Dilip Kr. Deka1, Shantanu Tamuly2, Parikshit Kakati1 and Pranab Konch3
1Department of Parasitology
2Department of Biochemistry
3Department of Pathology,
College of Veterinary Science, Khanapara, Guwahati-781022, Assam, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was carried out to know the status of haemoprotozoan infection of domestic pigeon in Assam by microscopic examination of blood of pigeons for a period of one year which revealed an overall prevalence of 53.39%. Three species viz. Haemoproteus columbae (29.93%), Plasmodium relictum (21.29%) and Leucocytozoon sp. (2.16%) were identified either in single or mixed infection. According to age, highest prevalence was recorded in adult (61.81%) and lowest in squab (36.25%). Comparatively, infection was recorded higher in females (58.22%) than males (48.79%). Season wise, infection was recorded highest during Pre-monsoon (72.22%) and lowest during Post-monsoon. Amplification of cyt b gene of Haemoproteus columbae in positive samples by PCR showed clear band at 207 bp. Amplification of mt- cyt b gene of Haemoproteus spp. and Plasmodium spp. by PCR on positive samples revealed clear band at 525 bp.

Keywords: Pigeon, Haemoprotozoa, Prevalence, PCR, Assam

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Munmi Saikia, Kanta Bhattacharjee, Prabhat Chandra Sarmah, Dilip Kr. Deka, Shantanu Tamuly, Parikshit Kakati and Pranab Konch. 2019. Prevalence and Molecular Detection of Blood Protozoa in Domestic Pigeon.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1426-1436. doi:
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