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Table 1 Schistosoma spp. infections identified from Bulinus snails identified using morphology and molecular techniques from Niger

From: Interactions between Schistosoma haematobium group species and their Bulinus spp. intermediate hosts along the Niger River Valley

Village No. of infected Bulinus spp. Bulinus with each Schistosoma infection Bulinus species identified using molecular and morphological methods
S. bovis S. haematobium S. haematobium group hybrids Co-infectiona B. forskalii (mol/mor) B. globosus (mol/mor) B. truncatus (mol/mor) B. truncatus spp.b
Zama Koira Tégui 7 0 2 3 2 0/0 0/0 2/1 4
Yoreizé Koira 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0
Tagabati 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0
Bangou Koirey 6 6 0 0 0 0/0 2/0 3/0 1
Namaro 2 1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 1/0 1
Lata Kabia 9 1 3 3 2 1/0 0/0 3/4 1
Koutoukalé Zéno 5 1 1 1 2 0/0 0/0 0/4 1
Karma 2 1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/1 1
Youri 2 2 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0
Tokèye 23 23 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 1/4 17
Gantchi Bassarou 1 1 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0
Dokimana 18 18 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 12/4 1
Say 2 2 0 0 0 0/0 1/0 0/1 0
Kohan Garantche 4 4 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 4/0 0
Doguel Kaina 6 6 0 0 0 0/0 1/0 3/1 1
Tiaguirire 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0
Total (North) 31 10 6 9 6 1/0 2/0 9/10 9
Total (South) 56 56 0 0 0 2/2 2/0 20/11 19
Total (Overall) 87 66 6 9 6 3/2 4/0 29/21 28
  1. mol, molecularly confirmed; mor, morphologically confirmed
  2. aCo-infected snails shedding more than one schistosome species/hybrid type
  3. bBulinus truncatus spp. based on morphology and preferential amplification of non-coding mitochondrial genes