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- CESARI, ITALO M., et al. Show all 36 Authors
- Molecular ecology 2005 v.14 no.12 pp. 3889-3902
- Biomphalaria; Papio; Schistosoma mansoni; founder effect; freshwater; genetic variation; haplotypes; hosts; humans; larvae; mitochondrial DNA; nucleotide sequences; parasites; phylogeography; rodents; snails; Africa; Madagascar
- ... Schistosoma mansoni is the most widespread of the human-infecting schistosomes, present in 54 countries, predominantly in Africa, but also in Madagascar, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Neotropics. Adult-stage parasites that infect humans are also occasionally recovered from baboons, rodents, and other mammals. Larval stages of the parasite are dependent upon certain species of freshwater snails in ...