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Blood Parasite Infection Data from Northwestern Crows (Corvus caurinus), Alaska, 2007-2008

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This data set consists of two tables associated with a study of Haemosporidian parasite infection in Northwestern Crows (Corvus caurinus) sampled at six locations throughout southcentral and southeast Alaska in 2007-2008. The first table contains species, location, banding, and morphometric data for all samples. The second table contains results from heamosporidian parasite screening of crow blood samples using molecular techniques. Genomic DNA was extracted from blood samples and screened for the presence of Haemoproteus, Plasmodium, and Leucocytozoon blood parasites using a nested-PCR method. Parasite genetic data is provided as GenBank accession numbers for any samples that tested positive for haemosporidian infection.

Author(s): Smith, M. M.; Van Hemert, C. R.

Suggested Citation:
Smith, M. M. and Van Hemert, C. R., 2019, Blood parasite infection data from Northwestern Crows (Corvus caurinus), Alaska, 2007-2008: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Referenced Publication(s):
Van Hemert, C. R., B. W. Meixell, M. M. Smith, and C. M. Handel. 2019. Prevalence and diversity of avian blood parasites in a resident northern passerine. Parasites and Vectors 12:292. doi:10.1186/s13071-019-3545-1

DataID: 241 | doi:10.5066/P9EBB1LG | Date Posted Online: 2019-06-17 | Last Updated: 2019-07-29 12:41:44