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Document type:
Journal Article 
Author(s):
Maeda, Hiroki; Hatta, Takeshi; Tsubokawa, Daigo; Mikami, Fusako; Nishimaki, Toshiyuki; Nakamura, Takeshi; Anisuzzaman; Matsubayashi, Makoto; Ogawa, Motoyuki; da Costa, Clarissa Prazeres; Tsuji, Naotoshi 
Title:
Positive phototropism is accelerated in Biomphalaria glabrata snails by infection with Schistosoma mansoni. 
Abstract:
Parasite-induced behavioral changes in their hosts favor to complete the lifecycle of parasites. Schistosome infection is also known to cause physiological changes in infected freshwater snail intermediate hosts. Here, we report, a novel phenomenon in which Schistosoma mansoni, a highly debilitating worm affecting millions of people worldwide, alters the phototropic behavior of Biomphalaria glabrata, the vector snail. S. mansoni-infection enhanced positive phototropism of vector snails and infec...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Parasitol Int 
Year:
2018 
Journal volume:
67 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
609-611 
Print-ISSN:
1383-5769 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Hygiene