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Some snails and slugs of quarantine significance to the United States

Author: John B. Birch (University of Michigan)

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    Some snails and slugs of quarantine significance to the United States

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Abstract

This publication is presented as an aid to Plant Quarantine officials whose work at the various inspection stations often calls for the knowledge and identification of snails, which, if introduced into the United States, may become agricultural pests. Some are implicated as disease carriers. Because of our increasing knowledge of the role they play in the transmission of communicable diseases, the economic losses to gardens and orchards caused by foreign land snails, and the widely publicized depredations of the giant African snails in the Pacific, the importance of preventing entry of such undesirable alien pests is now becoming fully appreciated.

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Birch, J. B., (1960) “Some snails and slugs of quarantine significance to the United States”, Sterkiana 2(1), 13–53.

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31 May 1960
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