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PCR-based molecular identification of two intermediate snail hosts of Schistosoma mansoni in Cameroon

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Tchami Mbagnia, Mureille Carole, Tanekou, Tito Trésor Melachio, Kengne Fokam, Alvine Christelle, Nguete, Daniel Nguiffo, Wondji, Charles ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0791-3673 and Njiokou, Flobert (2020) 'PCR-based molecular identification of two intermediate snail hosts of Schistosoma mansoni in Cameroon'. Parasites & Vectors, Vol 13, Issue 158.

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Abstract

Snails of the genus Biomphalaria are intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni, the causative agent of the human intestinal schistosomiasis. Two Biomphalaria species (Biomphalaria pfeifferi and Biomphalaria camerunensis) are involved in the transmission in Cameroon, where the disease is present nationwide. However, difficulty in the identification of both vectors impedes proper assessment of the epidemiological burden caused by each species. To overcome this issue, we designed a PCR-based molecular diagnostic tool to improve the identification of these species.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QU Biochemistry > Genetics > QU 550 Genetic techniques. PCR. Chromosome mapping
QX Parasitology > Helminths. Annelida > QX 355 Schistosoma
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 675 Mollusca
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04033-1
Depositing User: Mel Finley
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2020 09:31
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2020 09:31
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/14198

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