MOESM2 of Characterization of Plasmodium relictum, a cosmopolitan agent of avian malaria

Additional file 2: Figure S2. Mature erythrocytic meronts of the lineage pSGS1 of Plasmodium relictum in European isolate during development in experimentally infected Eurasian siskin Carduelis spinus (a–h) and domestic canary Serinus canaria (i–t). Note that size and shape of mature meronts, number of nuclei in them, influence of meronts on host cells are markedly variable. Meronts of this parasite lineage cannot be distinguished by morphological characters and patterns of their influence on host cells during their development in different avian hosts. Furthermore, meronts of the lineages pSGS1 cannot be distinguished from meronts of the lineage pGRW4 (see Additional file 1: Figure S1). Arrowheads—pigment granules. Giemsa-stained thin blood films. Scale bar = 10 μm.