Phylogeny of mitochondrial genes of 33 Haemosporidian species. Bayesian phylogenetic reconstruction under the GTRnt + Γ4 model, using PhyloBayes 3.0 . P. falciparum and two of its relatives infecting great ape hosts, P. reichenowi and P. gaboni, form a monophyletic clade with three rodent parasites, P. yoelii, P. berghei and P. chabaudi (posterior probability PP = 0.99). Posterior probabilities equal to 1 were removed. Abbreviations "P.": Plasmodium species, "He.": Hepatocystis species, "Ha.": Haemoproteus species, "Pa.": Parahaemoproteus species, "L.": Leucocytozoon species.
Blanquart and Gascuel BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:70 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-70