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Journal of Veterinary Science & Medical Diagnosis ISSN: 2325-9590

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Research Article, J Vet Sci Med Diagn Vol: 2 Issue: 3

Effects of Schistosoma mansoni Infection on the Survival, Fecundity, and Triacylglycerol Content of Biomphalaria glabrata Snails

Daniel Beideman1, Bernard Fried2* and Joseph Sherma1
1Department of Chemistry, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
2Department of Biology, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
Corresponding author : Bernard Fried
Biology Department at Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042, USA
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 08, 2013 Accepted: October 01, 2013 Published: October 04, 2013
Citation: Beideman D, Fried B, Sherma J (2013) Effects of Schistosoma mansoni Infection on the Survival, Fecundity, and Triacylglycerol Content of Biomphalaria glabrata Snails. J Vet Sci Med Diagn 2:3. doi:10.4172/2325-9590.1000115

Abstract

Effects of Schistosoma mansoni Infection on the Survival, Fecundity, and Triacylglycerol Content of Biomphalaria glabrata Snails

Several studies have indicated that infection with larval Schistosoma mansonicaused a decline in survival and fecundity (as determined by egg production or egg laying) of the Biomphalaria glabratasnail. It should be noted that many factors, such as strain of snail and schistosome, miracidia dose, age of snail at infection, snail maintenance conditions, and other factors, will affect the results of studies on snail survival and fecundity as a function of S. mansoni larval infection.

Keywords: Schistosoma mansoni; Survival; Fecundity; Triacylglycerol; Biomphalaria glabrata; HPTLC

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