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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Behavior Of Angiostrongylus Costaricensis In Planorbids.
Author: Banevicius, N M S
Zanotti-Magalhães, E M
Magalhães, L A
Linhares, A X
Abstract: Some terrestrial mollusks are natural hosts of Angiostrongylus costaricensis. In the laboratory, this nematode can be maintained in certain planorbids, which are aquatic mollusks and intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni. Mollusks can be infected with Angiostrongylus costaricensis by ingestion of or active penetration by the first-stage larvae. In this work we assessed the ability of Biomphalaria glabrata to attract first-stage larvae of A. costaricensis. Movement of the nematode larvae towards the mollusks was observed after 15 min, 30 min and 1 h. B. glabrata did not attract the first-stage larvae of A. costaricensis in any of the three intervals. The susceptibility of two populations of Biomphalaria tenagophila to infection by A. costaricensis was also determined. One population was genetically selected for the susceptibility to S. mansoni while the other was not. Third-stage larvae were recovered from the snails 30 days after exposure of the two populations to 120 first-stage larvae. All the mollusks were infected. However, a significantly higher number of third-stage larvae were recovered in mollusks not genetically selected.
Subject: Angiostrongylus
Animals, Genetically Modified
Behavior, Animal
Host-parasite Interactions
Time Factors
Citation: Brazilian Journal Of Biology = Revista Brasleira De Biologia. v. 66, n. 1B, p. 199-204, 2006-Feb.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: /S1519-69842006000200003
Date Issue: 2006
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