Male reproductive success of Schistosoma mansoni-infected Biomphalaria glabrata snails.

Abstract

Infection of Biomphalaria glabrata by Schistosoma mansoni results in a dramatic reduction in the snail's ability to produce eggs. We studied the ability of such parasitically castrated snails to fertilize the eggs of uninfected snails. Pigmented B. glabrata snails (13141 stock) were infected with S. mansoni miracidia and reared individually until they… (More)

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