Preface.- Biosystematics of Biomphalaria spp. with an Emphasis on Biomphalaria glabrata.- Laboratory Rearing of Biomphalaria glabrata Snails and Maintenance of Larval Schistosomes In Vivo and In Vitro.- Biomphalaria: Natural History, Ecology and Schistosome Transmission.- Studies of Biomphalaria Snails Infected with Larval Trematodes Using Chromatography and Atomic Spectrometry.- Effects of Larval Schistosomes on Biomphalaria snails.- Effects of non-schistosome larval trematodes on Biomphalaria snails.- Immunobiology of Biomphalaria-Trematode Interactions.- Advances in the genomics and proteomics of the freshwater intermediate snail host of Schistosoma mansoni, Biomphalaria glabrata.- The Biological Control of the Snail Hosts of Schistosomes: the Role of Competitor Snails and Biological Invasions.- Index.
This book provides an overview of the biology of the planorbid snail Biomphalaria glabrata
This snail is of great importance in medical and economic zoology as a vector of important trematode fluke diseases in human and veterinary medicine and in wildlife biology
This book appeals to a wide scientific audience with its approach and focus