Despite the national schistosomiasis prevalence in the Philippines is less than 1% the variation very high, with some areas in Northern Samar reporting 48% prevalence of the disease [2]. "Landscape genetics: the correlation of spatial and genetic distances of, Zhao Q. P., Zhang S. H., Deng Z. R., Jiang M. S. & Nie P. (2010). With the use of eDNA detection from freshwater samples, this method can be optimized and used effectively in monitoring areas with significant transmission and near elimination status of the disease, which sometimes cannot be addressed through conventional methods [15,20,23]. Supervision, Moreover, three from 12 water samples from sites previously noted as negative to O. hupensis quadrasi through malacological survey were positive by qPCR. Control of O. hupensis quadrasi snails (Figure1B) was mainly through environmental modification, such as filling up of The reactions were carried out in a 25 microliter (μL) final volume containing 2.5 μL 1X PCR Buffer, 0.1875 millimolar (mM) dNTP mix, 2 μL 2 mM MgCl2, 1.0 μL 0.4 micromolar (μmol) each of forward and reverse primers, 0.125 μL 0.625 units (U) of Taq Polymerase (Takara-Clontech, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan), 2.0 μL (1.1–79.4 ng/μL) genomic DNA (gDNA), and 14.5 μL nuclease-free PCR grade water. Based on qPCR results, all aquaria except the negative set-ups were positive to O. hupensis quadrasi DNA, while 7 out of the 9 aquaria had detectable S. japonicum DNA (Table 2). Schistosomiasis sering disebut juga sebagai demam keong di daerah Regarding the field water samples, several sites tested positive for DNA of S. japonicum (9/19), O. hupensis quadrasi (9/19) or both (5/19) (Table 3). Writing – original draft, Such observation can possibly be attributed to the mobility of eDNA, allowing it to be translocated based on water flow [36]. Control, prevention and elimination of the disease call for continuous monitoring of previously identified snail sites and searching for new potential snail breeding sites. Monitoring and elimination of schistosomiasis japonica depends on rapid, accurate and comprehensive analysis of data on S. japonicum and O. hupensis quadrasi in the environment. Of more concern to us are the small water streams, creeks, canals, rice paddies and swamps where the intermediary host of Schistosoma japonicum, the oncomelania quadrasi, which are small, amphibious snails, thrive best. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0224617, Editor: Angela Monica Ionica, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Life Science Institute, ROMANIA, Received: May 29, 2019; Accepted: October 17, 2019; Published: November 20, 2019. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Egg and Breeding Habits of Oncomelania quadrasi Mlldff., the Schistosomiasis Snail of the Philippines, 1946, Occasional Papers on Mollusks, Volume 1, Number 6 : pages 41-48 with 1 plate. This parasitic infection is considered both a water-borne and a snail-borne zoonosis [2–4]. [1] However, Zhou et al. Though eDNA is influenced by physiological, chemical, physical and biological factors in the environment for species detection, modified adaptive sampling techniques to optimize efficient capture of eDNA can be done to increase its utility [33]. [Abbott, T.] on Amazon.com. Oncomelania hupensis has been found in China, Taiwan, and also in Japan, Philippines, and Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Oncomelania hupensis is a species of very small tropical freshwater snail, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Pomatiopsidae. • Use foot bridges as waterway crossings to avoid contact with infested water. The designed primers sequences were designed to amplify a 187bp of cox1, reported by a TaqMan custom probe as follows: forward primer OhqCOX1_22-41aF (5’-GCATGTGAGCGGGGCTAGTA-3’), the reverse primer OhqCOX1_189-209aR (5’- AAGCGGAACCAATCAGTTGCC-3’), and the TaqMan custom probe OhqCOX1_67-86P (5’-FAM-GTGCAGAGTTAGGTCAGTCCT-MGB-NFQ-3’). Keep the environment clean. Graduate School of Health Sciences, Niigata, Japan, Affiliations (F). For S. japonicum primer development, mitochondrial cox1 sequences of 22 Schistosoma species were obtained from NCBI GenBank and a primer set and probe were designed for species-specific eDNA detection of S. japonicum using Primer Express Software 3.0 (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA, USA) with default settings. Graduate School, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines, Roles Infection happens when a person comes in contact with parasites that penetrate the skin. Oncomelania hupensis is the unique intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum, [6] [12] which causes schistosomiasis endemic in the Far East, and especially in mainland China. Yes It is possible that these snails could have shed cercariae during the four days that they were kept in the tank. It can serve as vectors for two serious human diseases: the schistosomiasis blood fluke parasite, and the paragonimus lung fluke parasites. There is also a need to complement the conventional method of searching for snails in known and potential snail sites into one that does not rely on skill in collection and identification as well as physical work [3,7]. To perform this assay, a 12-well plate, 3 snails per well, and 24-h exposure period were used. Visualization, Having successfully established colonies of Oncomelania quadrasi in aquaria in Manila, the authors tested the effects of various chemicals on them. Oncomelania hupensis largely determines the parasite's geographical range. ... Oncomelania quadrasi [/risk] (2009). Data curation, lindoensis as the snail vector. forward primer OhqCOX1_22-41aF (5’-GCATGTGAGCGGGGCTAGTA-3’), the reverse primer OhqCOX1_189-209aR (5’- AAGCGGAACCAATCAGTTGCC-3’), (5’-FAM-GTGCAGAGTTAGGTCAGTCCT-MGB-NFQ-3’), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0224617, https://iris.wpro.who.int/bitstream/handle/10665.1/13938/RS-2017-GE-36-CHN-eng.pdf. The use of barcoding markers such as cox1 enables accurate identification of S. japonicum and O. hupensis quadrasi through non-invasive means of surveying their potential presence and distribution in an ecosystem [19,30]. Yes Various Oncomelania species are significant medically, because they can serve as vectors for two serious human diseases: they can carry the schistosomiasis blood fluke parasite, and the paragonimus lung fluke parasites. None of the parasites and snail’s species used in this study are endangered or protected species. For S. japonicum primers, top hits for forward and reverse primer BLAST® are S. japonicum cox1 gene and no other trematode species was shown in the search. Species specific DNA detection using environmental samples is an emerging technique for biodiversity estimation by analyzing environmental samples which may contain biomass of various target organisms of interest [31]. Phenotypically, Oncomelania hupensis can be separated into ribbed- and smooth- shelled morphotypes. Lastly, campaigns for health promotion and awareness of the disease are also needed for a sustainable control program for schistosomiasis japonica [1–3]. riverbanks and small river tributaries) and within snail sites such as swampy areas with water depth low enough to visit wearing knee-high rubber boots. Background: The perpetuation of schistosomiasis japonica in the Philippines depends to a major extent on the persistence of its intermediate host Oncomelania hupensis quadrasi, an amphibious snail. This strict requirement for water explains the focal distribution in areas with pronounced wet season with significant amount of rainfall throughout the year [8]. Snails were crushed gently just enough to break the shell by placing another clean glass slide on top of the slide containing the snails. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Jpn J Exp Med. Graduate School of Human Development and Environment, Kobe University, Tsurukabuto, Nada-ku, Kobe, Japan, Affiliation Results of primer specificity for both S. japonicum and O. hupensis quadrasi yielded negative results for non-target specimen using endpoint PCR (Fig 2). Schistosomiasis is a snail-borne neglected tropical disease affecting 78 countries and territories in Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East.Three ... site when he discovered the Oncomelania quadrasi snail in Barrio Gacao, Palo, Leyte. Learn Schistosoma with free interactive flashcards. 1989; 59(4):149-55 (ISSN: 0021-5031) For the water collection, a plastic bottle was used to collect approximately 500 mL of surface water from each site, usually along the edge of the freshwater bodies (e.g. This is very important in schistosomiasis control especially in determining the spatial range within which cercariae may be carried or transported to other areas where they can infect unsuspecting hosts. the control of schistosomiasis japonica: i. observations on the habits, ecology and life cycle of oncomelania quadrasi, the molluscan intermediate host of … No, Is the Subject Area "Swamps" applicable to this article? Schistosomiasis ( bilhariasis or snail fever) has long been one of the important tropical diseases in country. In the Philippines, the pomatiopsid snail Oncomelania hupensis quadrasi (Mollendörff, 1895) serves as the intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum . Oncomelania quadrasi di Filipina, Oncomelania hupensis lindoensis di Indonesia.2 Schistosomiasis di Indonesia merupakan penyakit zoonosis yang disebabkan cacing trematoda darah Schistosoma japonicum dengan hospes perantara keong Oncomelania hupensis lindoensis. [1] It is interesting to see that a relatively lower number of haplotypes were found in this region as compared with Oncomelania hupensis hupensis. Ecological surveys using environmental DNA (eDNA) demonstrates the presence and distribution of micro- and macroorganisms from environmental material such as water and soil samples [17–19]. Having successfully established colonies of Oncomelania quadrasi in aquaria in Manila, the authors tested the effects of various chemicals on them. We would like to thank the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (PCIEERD-DOST) in collaboration with the University of the Philippines Diliman Natural Sciences Research Institute and the Institute of Biology as well as the Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Dokkyo Medical University in the undertaking of this study. Background and Objectives. The larva comes out from the snail (Oncomelania quadrasi) which is as small as the grain of rice. A rinse step using 220 μL of TE buffer was carried out onto the filter papers. The Egg and Breeding Habits of Oncomelania quadrasi Mlldff., the Schistosomiasis Snail of the Philippines, 1946 Moreover, it was able to detect O. hupensis quadrasi in 3 out of 12 sites found negative and 6 out of 7 sites found positive through malacological survey, and in 4 of the 5 snail sites positive for snails with cercariae. In determining snail infection rate from collected snails, each snail was crushed and examined microscopically. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Roles Writing – original draft, eDNA decay, or the persistence of DNA in various matrices, should also be considered to efficiently delineate signals from live organisms and decaying carcasses for a more accurate real-time data of distribution of target species [34]. [1] See also. Sequences were assembled using Staden package [28] and BLASTn® search (https://blast.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) were performed for generated consensus sequences for confirmation of sequence identity [29]. It is also suggested to determine eDNA shedding and decay rate of both S. japonicum and O. hupensis quadrasi to eventually quantify and translate qPCR cycle threshold (ct) values to number of individuals could be an important eco-epidemiological information for schistosomiasis control. Schistosomiasis control strategies in many countries are generally conducted by controlling Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Dokkyo Medical University, Tochigi, Japan, Roles Owing to its establishment in a large and varied animal reservoir, the control of schistosomiasis … Of more concern to us are the small water streams, creeks, canals, rice paddies and swamps where the intermediary host of Schistosoma japonicum, the oncomelania quadrasi, which are small, amphibious snails, thrive best. Nevertheless, this new technology offers an immense applicability and utility in parasite monitoring and detection in the natural environment. It may also be possible that continuous control efforts, such as routine molluscicides in China, which have been used to control snails for about fifty years, might have imposed some effect on population genetics of these snails. Since successful transmission of S. japonicum involves convergence of certain elements of the life cycle such as miracidia infecting the snails and their eventual shedding as cercariae in the surrounding water, systematic water sampling in snail sites may increase chances of detecting eDNA either from S. japonicum or O. hupensis quadrasi. "Conservation and variation in mitochondrial genomes of gastropods. On the right (B) the PCR using S. japonicum primers were done with templates of S. japonicum gDNA (lane Sj), and the non-target gDNA of Fasciola spp. In sites where no snails were found, three sites were recorded positive for O. hupensis quadrasi eDNA (Table 3). Writing – review & editing, * E-mail: marcello@dokkyomed.ac.jp (MOS); icfontanilla@up.edu.ph (IKCF), Affiliation Note: Cambodia has implemented a plan to control and eliminate Schistosomiasis in affected regions resulting Detection of cercarial DNA of S. japonicum from water samples was first reported as a promising technique to apply in schistosomiasis-endemic areas in China [14–16]; however, no trials or field tests have yet been done in the Philippines. Lymnaeid snails are the known intermediate hosts of the liver flukeFasciola spp. diseases (NTDs) that continues to prevail and remains a significant public health problem in 76 tropical. Schistosomiasis in Indonesia is only found in the highlands of Napu, Lindu and Bada, Central Sulawesi. Conceptualization, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0224617.t003. Further confirmation on PCR assay from target gDNA samples via single pass sequencing of PCR products validated the target specificity of the primers (data not shown). This enables the detection of the snail even in dry areas most especially that this region in the Philippines experiences drought and relatively higher temperatures during summer than the rest of the country. Despite it is not possible to determine specifically the existence of cercaria in the water, the use of eDNA detection enable us to determine the presence of the parasite and its intermediate host as well. "Genetic Variability of, Yi-Biao Zhou, Mei-Xia Yang, Gen-Ming Zhao, Jiang-Guo Wei & Qing-Wu Jiang. Distinct bands were purified using a commercial gel purification kit (QIAquick® Gel Extraction Kit, QIAGEN, Hilden, Germany) following the manufacturer’s protocol. PLOS ONE promises fair, rigorous peer review, It is found in cells or free DNA and could be derived from desquamation cells, reproduction related cells, degraded cells, etc. Writing – review & editing, Affiliation The S. japonicum infections are highly prevalent in the Philippines with Oncomelania hupensis quadrasi as the vector snail, and in localized areas in Indonesia with O.h. Cercariae. Over the past a few decades, the taxonomy of Oncomelania hupensis has been a dispute due to the variation in morphological characters such as shell sculpture, operculum etc. Several studies have been conducted to optimize DNA detection of S. japonicum in both laboratory and field water samples utilizing various genetic markers. For analysis of field water samples, the sites were further classified based on the results of snail crushing and malacological survey from the qPCR results of water collected for the detection of S. japonicum and O. hupensis quadrasi. Children are also at high risk due to frequent playing and water contact which exposes them to cercariae [2,6]. Funding: IKCF received grant from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (Grant No. Tang C.-T., Lu M.-K., Guo Y., Wang Y.-N., Peng J.-Y., Wu W.-B., Li W.-H., Weimer B. C. & Chen D. (2009). Yes The newly developed assay was specific to S. japonicum and O. hupensis quadrasi with no amplification detected against non-target trematode Fasciola spp. For both S. japonicum and O. hupensis quadrasi primers, BLAST® search was performed to determine sequence specificity. Therefore, due to the fast degradation of eDNA in natural conditions, the encounter of this direct evidence means the organisms were present in the moment of the sample collection. Investigation, The study is conducted to determine specificity of snail host-parasite interaction and to determine the snail-trematode infection rate by cercarial emergence, characterizing the emerging larvae using standardized key.Materials and Methods. This assay is based on Oncomelania hupensis quadrasi snails and is called miniaturized plate test or mpt . Author summary Oncomelania hupensis is the sole intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum and it is critical for the long-term sustainable control and elimination of schistosomiasis. For the experiments in this study we used four type of samples as controls; (1) PCR positive, (2) non-target DNA control, (3) PCR negative (blank), (4) blank control for the aquarium set-up, (5) PCR negative (water eDNA). After four days, the water from each aquarium was filtered in the same way as described previously. The disease was named after Theodor Bilharz, which is considered to be the first person to identify the parasite on 1851 in Egypt. Supervision, The Egg and Breeding Habits of Oncomelania quadrasi Mlldff., the Schistosomiasis Snail of the Philippines, 1946, Occasional Papers on Mollusks, Volume 1, Number 6 : pages 41-48 with 1 plate. These real-time information are helpful in creating intervention plans ranging from formulating risk and hazard maps and in prioritizing human and animal morbidity control in areas with high detection rates of the parasites/intermediate hosts in the environment. Kameda Y. The accumulation of mixed sources of snails can then generate genetically diversified populations of snails, leading to the existence of various haplotypes. Writing – review & editing. 2006. Visualization, o Later develop into cercarie. Schistosomiasis resulting in reduced prevalence of the disease. Of these species and subspecies, O. quadrasiis distributed throughout the Philippines. A cross-sectional survey of Oncomelania quadrasi, the intermediate host for Schistosoma japonicum, was conducted between 2004 and 2005 in 50 villages of the Province of Samar, the Philippines.The villages were classified as rain-fed (25) or with some man-made irrigation system (25). "Terrestrial invasion of pomatiopsid gastropods in the heavy-snow region of the Japanese Archipelago". [1], There are 4 subspecies of Oncomelania hupensis in China: hupensis, robertsoni, tangi and guangxiensis.[5][6]. In recent years, the prevalence and infection intensity of Schistosoma japonicum in endemic areas of the Philippines have significantly decreased due to yearly population-based treatment strategies, yet transmission rates remain high and uninterrupted. The amphibious behaviour of O. hupensis quadrasi has an important epidemiological value due to the difficulty to detect snails in dry sites that were initially waterlogged. It can serve as vectors for two serious human diseases: the schistosomiasis blood fluke parasite, and the paragonimus lung fluke parasites. (2007). [1] It appears likely that there has been certain degree of isolation for these mountainous populations.[1]. Yes 8 Cambodia: S. mekongi is present in Stung Treng District (Stung Treng Province) and Kratié Province in the towns and villages along the Mekong River. No specific signal is expected from (2), (3) (4) and (5). Formal analysis, Some sites may appear clear of snails at malacological inspection, but these dry sites after rehydration through the coming of rainy season or through flooding, allows snail colonies to be reestablished. [Abbott, T.] on Amazon.com. Aside from eDNA shedding, eDNA decay should be determined to estimate real-time distributions of the snail intermediate host and the range or distance that either miracidia or cercariae of S. japonicum can reach from its source in freshwater bodies. Modified field water sampling techniques using a floating direct sampler and a siphon sampler that could concentrate cercariae present in surface water were also performed [15]. After elution, eDNA extracts were stored at -20°C until further use. ", Davis G. M., Zhang Y., Guo Y. H. & Spolsky C. M. (1995). Malacological survey was performed for at least one hour using forceps and reservoir plastic containers in the collection of snails for each site. and Bulinus sp., which transmit S. mansoni and S. … The ethanol-fixed filter papers were packed individually in aluminum foil, labeled and stored at -20°C until further processing. In the Philippines, the pomatiopsid snail Oncomelania hupensis quadrasi (Mollendörff, 1895) serves as the intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum [5]. The persistence of schistosomes depends highly on the continued. Investigation, The forward primer Sj_COI_F (5’-TTTGATAACTAATCACGGTATAGCAA-3’) and the reverse primer Sj_COI_R (5’-CGAGGCAAAGCTAAATCACTC-3’) were designed to amplify approximately 119 bp of the cox1 gene, which can be visualized using the TaqMan custom probe S. japonicum (5’-FAM-TTTTGGTAAATATCTTCTTCCG-MGB-NFQ-3’). Visualization, After filtration, filter papers were fixed in 70% ethanol [20, 21]. Is the Subject Area "Schistosoma japonicum" applicable to this article? The PCR conditions were initial denaturation at 95°C for 5 secs followed by 50 cycles of two-step PCR at 95°C for 5 secs and 60°C for 30 secs. Application of eDNA in field surveys was done not only in schistosomes but also in other trematode species such as Opisthorchis viverrini in tributaries along the Mekong River in Lao PDR [21] and Fasciola hepatica in some Welsh farms in the United Kingdom [22]. Genetic confirmation of thsese four Chinese subspecies: Based on shell form, biogeographical and allozyme data, Davis et al. Purified PCR products were sent to Macrogen Inc. South Korea for single pass sequencing. Parasitic worms called Schistosoma japonicum that are released by a specific type of snail (Oncomelania quadrasi) cause schistosomiasis in the Philippines. After collection, snails were first sorted and counted before crushing. This observation reinforces the link between the parasite and its snail intermediate host, which can also be applied to S. japonicum and O. hupensis quadrasi. Description. After incubation, all tubes were centrifuged at 2,500 x g for seven minutes. The assay effectiveness was determined using 19 environmental water samples collected from Northern Samar (N = 5 sites), Leyte (N = 11 sites) and Compostela Valley (N = 3 sites) and compared to malacological survey for determining O. hupensis quadrasi snail colonies and snail crushing to visualize S. japonicum cercariae. Though eDNA assays still requires going to these sites, water collection is still comparatively easier to perform as these can be collected randomly even without a priori knowledge in the exact locations of snail colonies within the freshwater water body [23]. This could mean covering huge tracts of grassy marshlands, swamps, lagoons, ponds, irrigation canals, streams and small tributaries of rivers. (lane L). To expedite the discovery of novel molluscicides in the laboratory, this study aimed to evaluate the performance of a new molluscicidal assay. Briefly, each filter paper was transferred and folded carefully using a pair of sterile plastic tweezers and inserted into a labeled salivette tube (Sarstedt, Nümbrecht, Germany). DNA Barcoding Laboratory, Institute of Biology, College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, Schistosomiasis also called as Snail fever and or Bilharziasis. With malacological surveys currently serving as the conventional method to determine snail colonies and their infection rates, correct identification of O. hupensis quadrasi is paramount to ensure accuracy and reliability of data. Gloves were worn by the collectors to prevent exposure to freshwater. Oncomelania hupensis largely determines the parasite's geographical range. qPCR using TaqMan system is a useful tool for rapid and sensitive detection of target DNA from various sources such as freshwater samples, which may contain high concentrations of non-target DNA and other inhibitors. Citation: Fornillos RJC, Sato MO, Tabios IKB, Sato M, Leonardo LR, Chigusa Y, et al. 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