Transplantation of schistosome sporocysts between host snails: A video guide

Abstract : Schistosomiasis is an important parasitic disease, touching roughly 200 million people worldwide. The causative agents are different species. Schistosoma Schistosomes have a complex life cycle, with a freshwater snail as intermediate host. After infection, sporocysts develop inside the snail host and give rise to human dwelling larvae. We present here a detailed step-by-step video instruction in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese that shows how these sporocysts can be manipulated and transferred from one snail to another. This procedure provides a technical basis for different types of modifications, ex vivo such as those used in functional genomics studies.
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Gabriel Mouahid, Anne Rognon, Ronaldo de Carvalho Augusto, Patrick Driguez, Kathy Geyer, et al.. Transplantation of schistosome sporocysts between host snails: A video guide. Wellcome Open Research, F1000Research, 2018, 3, pp.3. ⟨10.12688/wellcomeopenres.13488.1⟩. ⟨hal-01729358⟩

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