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Microsatellite Polymorphism in Tsetse Flies (Diptera: Glossinidae)

Shared Microsatellite Loci in Glossina morsitans sensu lato (Diptera: Glossinidae)

Effect of Maternal Age on Offspring Quality in Tsetse (Diptera: Glossinidae)

Tolerance of Low Temperature and Sterilizing Irradiation in Males of Glossina pallidipes (Diptera: Glossinidae)

Effect of Isometamidium Chloride Treatment on Susceptibility of Tsetse Flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) to Trypanosome Infections

Refractoriness in Tsetse Flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) May be a Matter of Timing

Hybridization Asymmetries in Tsetse (Diptera: Glossinidae): Role of Maternally Inherited Factors and the Tsetse Genome

Infection With the Secondary Tsetse-Endosymbiont Sodalis glossinidius (Enterobacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae) Influences Parasitism in Glossina pallidipes (Diptera: Glossinidae)

Genetic and Morphometric Evidence for Population Isolation of Glossina palpalis gambiensis (Diptera: Glossinidae) on the Loos Islands, Guinea

Population Structuring of Glossina palpalis gambiensis (Diptera: Glossinidae) According to Landscape Fragmentation in the Mouhoun River, Burkina Faso

Ability of Trypanosome-Infected Tsetse Flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) to Acquire an Infection with a Second Trypanosome Species

Persistent courtship reduces male and female longevity in captive tsetse flies Glossina morsitans morsitans Westwood (Diptera: Glossinidae)

High Frequency of (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) Type Among (Diptera: Glossinidae) in a Historic Trypanosoma Foci in North-Eastern Gabon: Preliminary Study

Stratified Entomological Sampling in Preparation for an Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management Program: The Example of Glossina palpalis gambiensis (Diptera: Glossinidae) in the Niayes of Senegal


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; order Diptera, suborder Cyclorrapha)

Family of flies which are well known as important carriers of disease organisms, e.g. the flagellate protozoon Trypanosoma, which causes sleeping sickness. The adults are moderately sized, with aristae adorned with feathered hairs. The mouth-parts are produced as a needle-like proboscis which is protected by a sheath when not in use to pierce host skin. The prosternum is membranous in the adult. Female tsetse flies feed on a wide range of animal blood, and produce mature larvae which develop within a ‘uterus’. The deposited, full-grown larva buries itself in the ground and pupates. Different species of Glossina may carry specific forms of Trypanosoma which vary in their virulence and periodicity. Tsetse flies occur in Africa. Only 22 species have been described so far.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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