Title

A survey of the presence of digenetic trematode larvae in freshwater snails collected in U.P., Diliman

Date of Publication

1997

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Biology

College

College of Science

Department/Unit

Biology

Abstract/Summary

Three snail species were collected from July, 1996 to February, 1997 in a U.P., Diliman stream namely: Melanoides tuberculata, Ampullaria sp., and Vivipara burroughiama. Of the 93 M. tuberculata examined, 4 had trematode larvae all were noted in females with an overall prevalence of 4.30%. Infected snails have body weight ranging between 0.2g-0.4g while those non-infected had between 0.1g-1.1g. The trematode larvae consisted of cercariae with ovoid shaped bodies and short narrow tail and sporocyts with sac-like bodies. Both Ampullaria sp. and Vivipara burroughiama were noticed to be devoid of trematode larval infection having weight between 0.6g-15.3g and 0.8g-5.2g respectively. But, two A. sp. were found to be more susceptible than males in the case of M. tuberculata. Thiarid snail sample was detected as susceptible species examined.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU07617

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

25 leaves

Keywords

Snails; Digenea--Larvae; Trematoda; Parasites

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