Susceptibility of the Gibbon Hylobates lar to Falciparum Malaria

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Science  17 Dec 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3703, pp. 1604-1605
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3703.1604


The splenectomnized juvenile gibbon, Hylobates lar, is susceptible to infection with trophozoites of Plasmodium falciparum. All subjects in a group of six animals that were injected with freshly collected blood from four infected humans in Saraburi Province, Thailand, developed parasitemia 2 to 20 days later; infections were transmitted from one of these subjects to three clean gibbons.