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NR-21970   Biomphalaria glabrata, Strain NMRI (Unexposed to Schistosoma mansoni)
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Designations: Biomphalaria glabrata, Strain NMRI (Unexposed to Schistosoma mansoni)
Organism: Biomphalaria glabrata
Biosafety Level: 1
Availability Status: In Stock
Store at: 26°C to 28°C in suitable aquaria
Contributor: FA Lewis
Quantity limit per year for this item is 6,000 snails. Orders over this limit will be sent to NIAID for approval before shipment.

The Biomphalaria glabrata (B. glabrata), strain NMRI snail host is an albino snail that is highly susceptible to the NMRI strain of Schistosoma mansoni. It was derived from a cross between pigmented Puerto Rican (susceptible) snails and Newton's M-line snails.

NR-21970 consists of up to 100 B. glabrata, strain NMRI in a Petri dish.

Depending on the species requested, orders can usually be filled between 1-3 weeks. Shipments of snails ordered through BEI Resources will be shipped by Biomedical Research Institute in Rockville, MD. To set up a standing recurring order of snails or mice, please use the form linked here: Schistosome Standing Order Reagent Request Form. The form can be submitted via email to

Note: The approximate time required to fill orders of 300 or more B. glabrata snails is 4 to 8 weeks.
Citations: Acknowledgment for publications should read "The following reagent was provided by the NIAID Schistosomiasis Resource Center for distribution through BEI Resources, NIAID, NIH: Biomphalaria glabrata, Strain NMRI (Unexposed to Schistosoma mansoni), NR-21970."
Publications Citing
this Reagent:
Sokolow, S. H., et al. "Regulation of Laboratory Populations of Snails (Biomphalaria and Bulinus spp.) by River Prawns, Macrobrachium spp. (decapoda, palaemonidae): Implications for Control of Schistosomiasis." Acta Trop. 132 (2014): 64-74. PubMed: 24388955.
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