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J Parasitol. 1987 Dec;73(6):1146-51.

The genetic variation of compatibility in Biomphalaria glabrata and Schistosoma mansoni.

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Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland 20892.


Interactions between different Biomphalaria glabrata stocks and Schistosoma mansoni strains were studied. A series of inbred stocks of B. glabrata were characterized as to genetic variations in susceptibility at different ages to a series of different S. mansoni strains. A series of inbred strains of S. mansoni were characterized as to genetic variations in infectivity for B. glabrata stocks at different ages. Also described is a process of selection for substrains from a single S. mansoni isolate that differ genetically in snail infectivity.

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