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Population structure in Biomphalaria glabrata: examination of an hypothesis for the patchy distribution of susceptibility to schistosomes.

Authors
  • Mulvey, M
  • Vrijenhoek, R C
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1982
Volume
31
Issue
6
Pages
1195–1200
Identifiers
PMID: 7149103
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

It has been suggested that the patchy distribution of snail susceptibility to schistosomes might be due to genetic drift. Since direct estimation of genes for susceptibility is not feasible in population studies, electrophoretic techniques were used to examine this hypothesis for populations of Biomphalaria glabrata from Puerto Rico. These populations were characterized by relative genetic homogeneity within populations and differentiation among local populations. The data presented are consistent with the hypothesis that random genetic drift and low rates of migration might be responsible for the patchy distribution of small susceptibility to schistosomes.

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