Volume : III, Issue : IV, April - 2013

Alterations in lipid Contents of Infected and non–Infected Snail Lymnaea Acuminata During Patency Period from Aurangabad (M.S.)

Nagare K. R, Dummalod C. B

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Snails act as an intermediate host for trematode larval parasites. In a parasite – host association there must exist a parasite population density which has the potential to kill the host. Parasitic association then encompasses a degree of metabolic dependence by the parasite on the host. Relatively little information is available with respect to the effect of larval trematode on the lipid concentration of molluscan hosts. As a source of energy, neutral fats or lipids are extremely important in pulmonate snails. Freshwater pulmonate snail Lymnaea acuminata are easily available in and around the city Aurangabad. The primary aim of the investigations is to observe the lipid content of different body components like foot, mantle, hepatopancreas, gonads and male and female accessory sexual organs from both infected and non–infected snail Lymnaea acuminata during patency period. The results are reported in mg/100 mg dry weight of tissue. In present investigation, the lipid contents in infected snails were found to be decreased as compared to non–infected snails.

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Nagare K. R, Dummalod C. B Alterations in lipid Contents of Infected and non-Infected Snail Lymnaea Acuminata During Patency Period from Aurangabad (M.S.) Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.III, Issue.IV April 2013


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