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Title Freshwater snails of Africa and their medical importance / David S. Brown.
Imprint London ; Bristol, PA : Taylor & Francis, ©1994.


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Edition 2nd ed.
Description 1 online resource (x, 608 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Snails as carriers of disease -- Africa.
Freshwater snails -- Africa -- Classification.
Schistosomiasis -- Transmission -- Africa.
Trematode Infections.
Genre Classification.
Contents Changes in place names and journal titles -- Systematic synopsis: introduction, glossary, identification keys, checklist -- Systematic synopsis: prosobranchs -- Neritidae -- Hydrocenidae -- Viviparidae -- Ampullariidae (Pilidae) -- Valvatidae -- Littorinidae -- Hydrobiidae: Hydrobiinae, Cochliopinae -- Pomatiopsidae -- Bithyniidae -- Assimineidae -- Thiaridae -- Melanopsidae -- Systematic synopsis: pulmonates -- Ellobiidae -- Acroloxidae -- Lymnaidae -- Ancylidae -- Planorbidae: Planorbinae, Bulininae -- Physidae -- Snails and schistosomes -- Other snail-transmitted parasitic infections -- Biology of Bulinus -- Snail control -- Local snail faunas -- Chemical and physical factors -- Life cycles and populations -- Regions, lakes and rivers: biogeography -- Selected bibliography: identification and distribution -- Index to snail names -- Index to other organism names.
Summary The first edition reviewed freshwater snails for the whole of Africa. This revised edition takes account of advances made in taxonomy and in the understanding of the ecology and distribution of these species and also covers snail-borne parasitic.
Other Title Print version: Brown, D.S. (David Seymour). Freshwater snails of Africa and their medical importance. 2nd ed. London ; Bristol, PA : Taylor & Francis, ©1994 0748400265