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The biochemical ecology of Biomphalaria glabrata, a snail host of Schistosoma mansoni: short chain carboxylic and amino acids as phagostimulants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2570673     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
1. A buccal mass olfactometer was used to investigate the responses of the fresh-water pulmonate snail Biomphalaria glabrata to carboxylic and amino acids. 2. The snails proved very discriminating as only 6 (14.6%) of the 41 chemical species tested were effective as phagostimulants. These are ranked as follows in order of potency:- butanoate greater than propanoate greater than D-malate greater than 2-hydroxybutanoate = L-tartrate = L-aspartate. 3. The structure-activity relationships of the active compounds, and their significance to the ecology and control of the snails are discussed.
Authors:
J D Thomas; C Kowalczyk; B Somasundaram
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comparative biochemistry and physiology. A, Comparative physiology     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0300-9629     ISO Abbreviation:  Comp Biochem Physiol A Comp Physiol     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-24     Completed Date:  1989-10-24     Revised Date:  2008-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1276312     Medline TA:  Comp Biochem Physiol A Comp Physiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  899-911     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Amino Acids / physiology*
Animals
Biomphalaria / physiology*
Carboxylic Acids / physiology*
Environment
Feeding Behavior / physiology*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Structure-Activity Relationship
Time Factors
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids; 0/Carboxylic Acids

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