Molecular evidence supports an african affinity of the neotropical freshwater gastropod, Biomphalaria glabrata, say 1818, an intermediate host for Schistosoma mansoni.

@article{Campbell2000MolecularES,
  title={Molecular evidence supports an african affinity of the neotropical freshwater gastropod, Biomphalaria glabrata, say 1818, an intermediate host for Schistosoma mansoni.},
  author={Graeme R Campbell and Catherine S. Jones and Anne E. Lockyer and S{\^i}an Hughes and David Brown and Leslie Robert Noble and David Rollinson},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={267 1460},
  pages={2351-8}
}
Freshwater snails of the genus Biomphalaria, Preston 1910, are the most important and widely distributed intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni, the blood fluke responsible for human intestinal schistosomiasis, in Africa and the Neotropics. S. mansoni is thought to have been imported repeatedly into the Americas during the last 500 years with the African slave trade. Surprisingly considering that the New and Old World separated 95-106 million years (Myr) ago, the disease rapidly became… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 17 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 45 references

Neotropical schistosomiasis: African a¤nities of the host snail Biomphalaria glabrata (Gastropoda: Pulmonata)

  • D. S. Woodru, M. Mulvey
  • Biol. J. Linn. Soc
  • 1997
Highly Influential
7 Excerpts

Reconstructing quaternary environments, 2nd edn

  • J. J. Lowe, M.J.C. Walker
  • 1997
Highly Influential
1 Excerpt

Phylogenetic analysis of eleven species of Biomphalaria Preston, 1910 (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) based on comparisons of allozymes

  • S. M. Bandoni, M. Mulvey, E. S. Loker
  • Biol. J. Linn. Soc
  • 1995
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

PHYLIP (phylogeny inference package)

  • J. Felsenstein
  • v. 3.5c. Seattle,WA: University of Washington
  • 1993
Highly Influential
1 Excerpt

Freshwater Mollusca of North Africa

  • D. Van Damme
  • 1984
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Genetic variation in Schistosoma mansoni: enzyme polymorphisms in populations from Africa, southwest Asia, South America and theWest Indies

  • M. Fletcher, P. T. LoVerde, D. S. Woodru
  • Am. J.Trop. Med. Hyg
  • 1981
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…