Molecular studies of Biomphalaria glabrata, an intermediate host of Schistosoma mansoni.

The freshwater gastropod Biomphalaria glabrata is one of the most important invertebrate hosts of the helminth parasite Schistosoma mansoni. Investigators are using different strategies to determine the molecular basis of this snail-parasite relationship. Of particular interest are the identification of parasite resistance genes in the snail, and the… CONTINUE READING