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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 101, No. 2, 2006, pp. 223-224
Bioline Code: oc06039
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 101, No. 2, 2006, pp. 223-224

 en The effects of temperature change on the infection rate of Biomphalaria glabrata check for this species in other resources with Schistosoma mansoni check for this species in other resources
João R Coelho & Fernando SM Bezerra

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of temperature on the development of Schistosoma mansoni check for this species in other resources infections in Biomphalaria glabrata check for this species in other resources . The snails were infected at 15, 20, and 30°C, and the cercarial release was analyzed after 30 and 60 days post-infection. Our results showed that a decrease in the temperature has a substantial influence on the development of S. mansoni infection in B. glabrata, with significant differences (p < 0.05) between 15 and 30°C. These data could provide a better understanding of the epidemiological aspects of schistosomiasis.

Keywords
Biomphalaria glabrata - Schistosoma mansoni - temperature

 
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