Bulinus


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Bulinus

(bū-lī'nŭs),
A genus and subgenus of freshwater snails in the family Planorbidae (subfamily Bulininae), which includes many species that are intermediate hosts of the human blood fluke, Schistosoma haematobium, in Africa and the Middle East; divided into two subgenera, Physopsis and Bulinus, the former being responsible for transmission of S. haematobium south of the Sahara, the latter responsible for transmission of this bladder blood fluke in north Africa and the Middle East. Important species include Bulinus truncatus and Bulinus forskalii, hosts for human and animal schistosomes and several domestic animal amphistome flukes.
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However, the process of ancestral introgression with subsequent natural selection may help explain unexpected shifts in local snail-schistosome relationships (e.g., the changing compatibility of Bulinus nyassanus snails in Lake Malawi with S.
Since studies with eugenol, thymol and linalol have shown that they presented molluscicidal activity against Biomphalaria alexandrina and Bulinus truncatus, being these, respectively, intermediate hosts of the parasite Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium, transmitter of the schistosomiasis disease (T Sharaf el-Din 2006).
intermediate hosts (Bulinus sp., and Biomphelaria sp., etc.) neglecting other parasites.
Circadian variation in the behavior and physiology of Bulinus tropicus (Gastropoda: Pulmonata).
These included Bithynia siamensis of the family Bithyniidae [47] and array of other snail genera like Biomphalaria, Bulinus, Ceratophallus, Gabbiella, Gyraulus, and Melanoides [27].
The eggs that reach freshwater will hatch and release free-living miracidia that infect a suitable intermediate snail host (Biomphalaria sp., Bulinus sp., or Oncomelania sp.).
The effect of temperature, darkness, starvation and various food types on growth, survival and reproduction of Helisoma duiyi, Biomphalaria alexandrina and Bulinus truncatus (Gastropoda: Planorbidae).
Electrophoretic patterns of protein fractionations in hemolymph and tissues of Biomphalaria alexandrina and Bulinus truncatus during course of schistosome infection.
An evaluation of random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) for identification and phylogeny of freshwater snails of the genus Bulinus (Gastrophoda planorloide).
New possible molluscicides from Clendula micratha officinalis and Ammi majus plants 1-physiological effect on Biomphalaria alexandrina and Bulinus truncatus.
Los huevos son eliminados con las heces, donde se desarrolla el miracidio, el cual penetra en un caracol acuatico pulmonado, mayormente de los generos Bulinus, Planorbis y de la familia Lymnaeidae (Soulsby, 1987).
Lymnaea, Indoplanorbis, Bulinus, Physa, Gyraulus, Bellamaya and Oncomelania.