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FIELD EVIDENCE OF TREMATODE-INDUCED GIGANTISM IN HYDROBIA SPP. (GASTROPODA: PROSOBRANCHIA)
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It is predicted that gigantism will generally occur in snails having intermediate longevity and infected with trematodes of low-pathogenicity, which agrees with a previously reported hypothesis that the growth response of trematode-infected snails depends (among other things) on supplement of host-parasite system with food. Expand
In search of the origin of FREPs: characterization of Aplysia californica fibrinogen-related proteins.
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It is suggested that unique domain architecture of FREPs is an evolutionary novelty that appeared and evolved only within one branch of Protostomata species, exclusively in heterobranch molluscs (Pulmonata and Opistobranchia). Expand
Lectin-like molecules in transcriptome of Littorina littorea hemocytes.
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These lectin-like genes show low overlap between species of invertebrates, suggesting relatively rapid evolution of immune-associated genes in the group, and provides valuable candidates for further characterization of the gene functions in mollusc immunity. Expand
The effect of trematode parthenitae on the growth of Onoba aculeus, Littorina saxatilis and L. obtusata (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia)
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Findings agree with a previously reported ‘energetic’ hypothesis that predicts growth alterations in accordance with life history variations of the snail species. Expand
In vitro culture of the avian echinostome Himasthla elongata: from redia to marita.
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Axenic primary cultures of Himasthla elongata rediae harvested from hepatopancreas of naturally infected marine prosobranch snail Littorina littorea were maintained in Leibovitz's L-15 medium and suggested as a method permitting to obtain rediae secretory-excretory products free of host-derived contaminants. Expand
Rediae of echinostomatid and heterophyid trematodes suppress phagocytosis of haemocytes in Littorina littorea (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia).
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Hemocytes derived from snails naturally infected with H. elongata were found to have lower phagocytic ability as compared to healthy individuals, and the inhibitory effect being dose-dependent. Expand
Haemogram of Littorina littorea
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The experiments on BrdU incorporation showed that haemocyte population renewal occurred due to the proliferation of only one cell type, namely blast cells, which were morphologically similar to juvenile round cells. Expand
The Enigma of Mud Snail Shell Growth: Asymmetrical Competition or Character Displacement?
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The growth rate and survival of Hydrobia rentrosa and H. ulvae from naturally co-existing populations were investigated when kept together and separately in cages settled in an intertidal pool and growth variation of snails suggested strong interspecific competition. Expand
The Diversity of Strategies of Defense from Pathogens in Molluscs
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The diversity of strategies of defense from pathogens can explain differences in spectra of pathogen organisms parasitizing in Gastropoda and Bivalvia. Expand
Modulation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) activity in response to different immune stimuli in haemocytes of the common periwinkle Littorina littorea.
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The modulation of mitogen-activated protein kinase activity in haemocytes of the common periwinkle in response to immune challenges by lipopolysaccharide, LPS, mannan and secretory-excretory products of trematodes Himasthla elongata or after the treatment with phorbol ester (PMA) has been studied by Western blotting. Expand
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