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Parasitic protozoan parasites have evolved many co-evolutionary paths towards stable transmission to their host population. Plasmodium spp., the causative agents of malaria, and related haemosporidian parasites are dipteran-borne eukaryotic pathogens that actively invade and use vertebrate...

Author(s)
Schaer, J.; Reeder, D. M.; Vodzak, M. E.; Olival, K. J.; Weber, N.; Mayer, F.; Matuschewski, K.; Perkins, S. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology, 2015, 45, 6, pp 375-384
Abstract

Background: Snails species belonging to the genus Bulinus (Planorbidae) serve as intermediate host for flukes belonging to the genus Schistosoma (Digenea, Platyhelminthes). Despite its importance in the transmission of these parasites, the evolutionary history of this genus is still obscure. In the ...

Author(s)
Zein-Eddine, R.; Djuikwo-Teukeng, F. F.; Al-Jawhari, M.; Senghor, B.; Huyse, T.; Dreyfuss, G.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Evolutionary Biology, 2014, 14, 271, pp (21 December 2014)
Abstract

Freshwater snails of the Bulinus forskali group are one of four Bulinus species complexes responsible for the transmission of schistosomes in Africa and adjacent regions. The species status of these conchologically variable and widely distributed planorbids remains unclear, and parasite...

Author(s)
Jones, C. S.; Rollinson, D.; Mimpfoundi, R.; Ouma, J.; Kariuki, H. C.; Noble, L. R.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Parasitology, 2001, 123, Supplement, pp S277-S292

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