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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 105, No. 4, 2010, pp. 492-495
Bioline Code: oc10085
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 105, No. 4, 2010, pp. 492-495

 en Carbohydrate metabolism alterations in Biomphalaria glabrata check for this species in other resources infected with Schistosoma mansoni check for this species in other resources and exposed to Euphorbia splendens var. hislopii check for this species in other resources latex
Mello-Silva, Clélia Christina; Vilar, Mônica Magno; de Vasconcellos, Maurício Carvalho; Pinheiro, Jairo & Rodrigues, Maria de Lurdes de A.

Abstract

This paper evaluates the alterations in the glycogen content of tissues (digestive gland and cephalopedal mass) and glucose in the haemolymph of Biomphalaria glabrata check for this species in other resources BH strain infected with Schistosoma mansoni check for this species in other resources BH strain and exposed to the latex of Euphorbia splendens var. hislopii check for this species in other resources . A reduction in the glycogen deposits was observed in infected snails exposed and not exposed to latex. However, the exposure to latex caused a greater depletion of the glycogen levels in both sites analysed, especially from the third week onward. The utilisation of latex as a molluscicide to control the population of infected B. glabrata selectively is proposed.

Keywords
Biomphalaria glabrata - Euphorbia splendens latex - molluscicide - glycogen content - selective control - carbohydrate metabolism

 
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