Shelter for a parasite

Today’s Open Access File of the Day depicts the snail Biomphalaria glabrata, important for its role as an intermediate host to the parasite Schistosoma mansoni that causes schistosomiasis.



  1. Cropped and retouched from Fig. 1 of the article The NIH-NIAID Schistosomiasis Resource Center, published in 2008 by Fred A. Lewis et al. in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
  2. Licensed CC BY.
  3. Used, e.g., on the Dutch and Ukrainian Wikipedias.
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