11 March, 2015, India, USA NEWS CORPThe William Harvey Research Award- 2015 in Parasitology goes to K. Vijaya Kumar and A.S. Priyadarsini from India. This is an excellent global opportunity to recognize the meritorious efforts by individual and organization. The research findings were published on world’s prestigious Journal of Parasitology. Dr. K. Vijaya Kumar is a Lecturer at Department of Zoology, Andhra University. He had Five years teaching experience in holding theory classes and four years‟ experience in holding Lab sessions for M.Sc students in Cell and Molecular biology, Toxicology, Pathology and Molecular cytogenetic. He received his B.Sc., degree in Biological Science from Acharya Nagarjuna University and he obtained receive M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D (2010) in Zoology from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He has published many refereed articles in professional journals and proceedings. His area of specialization is Environmental Toxicology, Histopathology and Biochemical studies. A.S. Priyadarsini is a lecturer and faculty member of St. Joseph‟s College for Women (A), Gnanapuram, Visakhapatnam. She obtained M.Sc, Zoology from Andhra University in 2006. She has Four years research experience in the field of histopathology and Toxicology. Presently she is a Ph.D student in the Department of Zoology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. She has special interest in\the research area related to Toxicology and Environmental pollution. The digestive gland of L. luteola was shown to be composed of two main cell type, the digestive cells and secretory cells. An intracellar vascular digestive system containing lysosomal enzymes appears to operate in the digestive cells. Parasitization by cercaria evokes considerable changes in the digestive gland. Histochemistry of the normal digestive gland shows the presence of tyrosine and amino acids. Basing on the qualitative analysis it has been observed that snails infected with Amphistome and Furcocercus cercariae contained 12 and 10% less proteins respectively. The overall effect appears to be an increase in intracellular digestive processes, including autolysis, and it is suggested that this may be consequence of the host attempting to maintain its nutritional requirement under parasitic stress. Relatively very little information is available on the protein reserves change in the digestive gland associated with larval trematode infection. Snails transmit trematodes of human and veterinary importance. The larval trematodes do cause destruction to the host but the degree of destruction to the host depends on the type of infection and intensity of it. It is well established fact that the snails infected with larval trematodes died more rapidly than the normal under laboratory conditions even when provided with food and freshwater etc. In the present study the damage caused to the host Viz., gradual depletion of protein can be attributed one of factor responsible for death. Lymnaieds are very vulnerable for slight difference in environmental parameters and parasites. From this brief account it becomes clear that information on effect of parasitism on the anatomical parts of the freshwater snail is a much needed aspect of mollusks. This is all the more urgent of Indian species of snails which have already yielded vast parasitological information much of which is economic significance. The chief difficulty with lymnaieds is that they occur in Kondakarla Lake at Anakapalli, Visakhapatnam District, from where the specimens had to be obtained from time to time.
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