Edible Snail

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Edible Snail

 

(Helix pomatia), an invertebrate of the subclass Pulmonata of the class Gastropoda. The edible snail is widely found in Europe. It lives at the edges of forests, in parks, and in brush and spends the winter in the soil. It feeds on green leaves and humus. In southern and southwestern Europe both local and imported edible snails are consumed as food. Because of an increase in the consumption of edible snails, special breeding farms have been set up. The edible snail is not an agricultural pest.

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Distribution and anatomy of GABA-like immunoreactive neurons in the central and peripheral nervous system of the snail Helix pomatia. Cell Tissue Res.
Lontie, "Relative molecular mass of the polypeptide chain of [beta]-haemocyanin of Helix pomatia and carbohydrate composition of the functional units," Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Comparative Biochemistry, vol.
Like Br- and Dacells in the vertebrate eye, opponent B- and D-cells in mollusks (Lima scarba, Pecten irradians, Helix pomatia L.) generate a 2-dimensional vector of excitation already at the level of the retina.
Lectin binding to oyster digestive tissues and inhibitory effect on binding of Norwalk viruslike particles (VLPs) Binding ([micro]g/mL) VLP inhibition ([micro]g/mL) Lectin * ([dagger]) ([double dagger]) DBA 1 None UEA-1 50 None HPA 1 25 * Derived from Dolichos biflorus (DBA), Ulex europaeus (UEA-1), and Helix pomatia (HPA).
In Helix pomatia, a large number of small neurons have been shown medially on the ventral surface and in the antero-medial part of the pedal ganglion.
In a snail Helix pomatia, it was reported that the number of serotonergic cells in the central ganglia changed with the physiologic conditions of the animals (i.e., they increased during active phase and decreased during hibernation) (Hiripi & Salanki 1973).
stagnalis (Syed et at., 1988), Tritonia diomedea (Willows et al., 1997), Helix pomatia (Sakharov and Salanlci, 1982), and Clione limacina (Sakharov and Kabotyansky, 1986).
Patterns of accumulation, distribution and liberation of Zn, Cu, Cd, and Pb in different organs of the land snail Helix pomatia L.
Urine (20 mL) was hydrolyzed at least 15 h at 52 [degrees]C with 100 [micro]L of Helix pomatia juice and 2 mL of acetate buffer (2 mol/L, pH 5.2).