Prevalence and Lineage Diversity of Avian Blood Parasites in Raptors in Beijing and Neighboring Region
Author of the article:TIAN Yuzhu1，ZHANG Hui1，DONG Lu2，ZHANG Ya3*
Author's Workplace：1.The Second High School Attached to Beijing Normal University ,Beijing 100088；2.Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Biodiversity Science and Ecological Engineering ,College of Life Sciences ,Beijing Normal University ,Beijing 100875； 3.Beijing Xicheng District Youth Science and Technology Museum ,Beijing 100037
Key Words：Raptor; Avian blood parasite; prevalence; cyt b gene
Abstract：In 2014 and 2015, the infection rates and lineage diversity of avian blood parasites were surveyed in the raptors in/around Beijing. Based on the nested PCR examination, only 7.94% of the raptors (n = 126) were infected. In total of seven lineages were identified by sequencing and phylogenetic analysis. Comparing to MalAvi database, three Haemoproteus lineages were newly reported and two lineages were first discovered in owls.