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Behavioural responses of the snail Lymnaea acuminata to carbohydrates and amino acids in bait pellets.
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PMID:  21144185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Snail control could play an important role in programmes against fascioliasis, especially if the methods used for molluscicide delivery could be improved, such as by the development of bait formulations containing both an effective attractant and a molluscicide, to ensure good levels of contact between the molluscicide and the target snail populations. In a recent study, the attractiveness to Lymnaea acuminata (an intermediate host of the digenean trematode Fasciola gigantica) of potential components of snail-attractant pellets was investigated. Carbohydrates (glucose, maltose, sucrose or starch, each at 10 mM) and amino acids (citrulline, tryptophan, proline or serine, each at 20 mM), were tested in aquaria, with the snails initially placed 22.5, 30 or 45 cm from an agar pellet containing the component under test. Under these conditions, starch and proline emerged as the strongest attractants for L. acuminata, followed by maltose and serine.
P Agrahari; D K Singh
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology     Volume:  104     ISSN:  1364-8594     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Trop Med Parasitol     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985178R     Medline TA:  Ann Trop Med Parasitol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  667-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Malacology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur 273-009, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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