Achatina


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Ach`a`ti´na


n.1.(Zool.) A genus of land snails, often large, common in the warm parts of America and Africa.
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(4) reported finding no larvae in body fluid washed from 23 Achatina fulica that were infected with A.
punctata) but also across distantly related species (escapin and achacin in the land pulmonate snail Achatina fulica).
cantonensis has, in some instances, been linked to the introduction of the African giant land snail, Achatina fulica (5).
Many studies have been carried out to investigate Achatina fulica dispersal, distribution and biology around the world (Bequaert, 1950; Mead, 1961; Godan, 1983; Takeda and Ozaki, 1986; Koyano et al., 1989; Mead, 1982; Tomiyama, 1992; 1993; 1994; Shah, 1995; Panja, 1995; Simberloff, 1995; Cowie, 1998; Graeff-Teixeira et al., 1998).
Previously, other terrestrial snails like Achatina fulicia, and some species of slugs such as Philomycus bilineatus were regarded as the major intermediate hosts for A.
Interganglionic dendrites constitute an output pathway from the procerebrum of the snail Achatina fulica.
The Giant African Snail (Achatina fulica Bowdich, 1822) promotes substantial ecological and economic impacts in areas where it has been introduced (Rauth and Barker, 2002).
We used a gastropod mollusc, the land snail Achatina fulica, which we reared in the laboratory.
Lineweaver-Burk analysis for the blocking effects of mammalian dopamine receptor antagonists on dopamine-induced currents in Achatina giant neurones.