Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1979

Publication Source

Journal of Parasitology

Abstract

In June, 6.7% of adult Succinea ovalis collected near Urbana, Ohio, were infected with the trematode, Leucochloridium variae. The effects of parasitism were assessed as total organic carbon (equivalent to calorific values) and as total nitrogen. The parasite represents 23.8% of total (parasite + snail tissue) dry tissue weight, 21.4% of total carbon and 19.8% of total nitrogen of infected snails. The higher C:N ratio for parasite tissue indicates a higher proportion of nonproteinaceous compounds (e.g., fats and/or carbohydrates) as compared to host tissue. There is less snail tissue in parasitized S. ovalis. The C:N ratios for parasitized and nonparasitized snail tissue suggest identical percentage compositions of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.

Inclusive pages

371-374

ISBN/ISSN

0022-3395

Document Version

Published Version

Publisher

American Society of Parasitologists

Volume

65

Issue

3

Peer Reviewed

yes

Keywords

Amer Soc Parasitologists, Article


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