Characterization of south american snails of the Genus Biomphalaria (Basommatophora: Planorbidae) and Schistosoma mansoni (Platyhelminthes: Trematoda) in Molluscs by PCR-RFLP
Caldeira, Roberta Lima
Teodoro, Tatiana Maria
Jannotti-Passos, Liana Konovaloff
Moreira, Pollanah M Lira
Goveia, Christiane de Oliveira
Carvalho, Omar dos Santos
The identification of snails of the genus Biomphalaria can be done using morphological characteristics which depends on the size of the snails and skill and knowledge of researcher. These methods sometimes are not adequate for identification of species. The PCRRFLP, using the ITS region of the rDNA, has been used to identify Brazilian species of the genus Biomphalaria. Nevertheless, there is a lack of information about snails from other Latin American countries. In addition, some snails may be infected by Schistosoma mansoni and when submitted to PCR-RFLP they show molecular profiles different from those previously standardized for the other mollusc species. In this work the molecular profiles of 15 species and the subspecies were established by PCR-RFLP of ITS-rDNA with the enzyme DdeI. Moreover, the molecular profiles of host species, B. glabrata, B. straminea, B. tenagophila, and B. prona, infected by S. mansoni were also established. The molluscs were dissected to permit morphological identification. These results contribute to a correct identification of snails of the genus Biomphalaria and detection of these snails infected by S. mansoni.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citationCALDEIRA, Roberta Lima et al. Characterization of south american snails of the Genus Biomphalaria (Basommatophora: Planorbidae) and Schistosoma mansoni (Platyhelminthes: Trematoda) in Molluscs by PCR-RFLP. BioMed Research International, v. 2016, p. 1-5, 2016.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-decsPrimaryCaramujos / anatomia & histologia
Schistosoma mansoni / crescimento & desenvolvimento