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n.1.(Zool.) A genus of land snails, often large, common in the warm parts of America and Africa.
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The prevalence of Angiostrongylus cantonensis larvae collected from the giant African snail, Achatina fulica in west Malaysia and Singapore.
9 [micro]moles/g wet weight) in extracts of cerebral ganglia of the adult common garden snail Helix aspersa, and in later investigations, GABA was also shown to be present in cerebral ganglia extracts of the East African land snail Achatina fulica (Takeuchi et al.
In the terrestrial snail Achatina fulica, degree of aggregation is related to the snails' ages, genetic relationships, and time of day (Chase et al.
He remarked, “We are going to get some Giant African Snail, Achatina achatina, shells from them…I'm definitely putting them up for sale on the website.
Imran GT, Ayeni OD, Okunade AS and B Oyeleye Potential of replacing pawpaw fruit and leaves with cabbage peels as a natural feedstuff in the diet of Achatina achatina linne (African giant land snail) Afri.
Calcium plays an important role in the development of the whole body of snails, it has been shown in the Helix aspersa [18] and In Achatina fulica [23] explains this effect by increasing the thickness and mass of the shell, lead is known by its interference with Calcium shellfish and can interfere with enzymatic reactions requiring calcium as a cofactor [2].
Infected terrestrial and freshwater snails of the species Achatina fulica, Sarasinula marginata, Subulina octona, and Bradybaena similaris in Espirito Santo; A.
The large Achatina Marginata, for instance, possesses the power of screaming.
39 Conulinus rufoniger x x (Reeve, 1849) 40 Rachis ambongoensis x x Fischer-Piette, 1964 Achatinidae 41 Achatina fulica Bowdich, x x 1822 (alien) 42 Achatina immaculata x x Lamarck, 1822 (alien) Subulinidae 43 Subulina mamillata x x (Craven, 1880) 44 Ischnoglessula sp.
Laboratory observations on Archachatina marginata Saturalis, Achatina achatina and Achatina fulica.
The nervous system of the giant African snail Achatina fulica is composed of 13 ganglia: a pair of buccal ganglia, a pair of cerebral ganglia, a pair of tentacular ganglia, and a subesophageal mass containing 2 pleural ganglia, 2 parietal ganglia, 2 pedal ganglia, and a single visceral ganglion (Kruatrachue et al.
Specimens from 510 snails (144 Pomacea canaliculata, 306 Achatina fulica, and 60 Bradybaena despecta) were digested with pepsin for isolation of A.