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Many blood-feeding insects, including tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae), harbour intracellular bacterial symbionts. Using isolates from tissues of several Glossina species and diagnostic DNA oligonucleotide primers, a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based assay was designed to identify symbiotic bacteria. Those inhabiting the midgut of Glossina were found(More)
Tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) constitute a small, ancient taxon of exclusively hematophagous insects that reproduce slowly and viviparously. Because tsetse flies are the only vectors of pathogenic African trypanosomes, they are a potent and constant threat to humans and livestock over much of sub-Saharan Africa. Despite their low fecundity, tsetse(More)
Photographic polytene chromosome maps from trichogen cells of pharate adult Glossina morsitans submorsitans were constructed. Using the standard system employed to map polytene chromosomes of Drosophila, the characteristic landmarks were described for the X chromosome and the two autosomes (L1 and L2). Sex-ratio distortion, which is expressed in male G. m.(More)
  • R H Gooding
  • Canadian journal of genetics and cytology…
  • 1983
In Glossina morsitans morsitans Westwood the locus for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, G6pd, was found to be in linkage group I, approximately 35 to 42 map units to the left of ocra, the locus for body color. The locus for midgut alkaline phosphatase, Alkph, was found to be in linkage group II, within 0.41 map units of the locus for xanthine oxidase, Xo.(More)
Teneral Glossina palpalis gambiensis and G. morsitans morsitans (Diptera: Glossinidae) were fed on mice infected with savannah-type Trypanosoma (Nannomonas) congolense. The infection was monitored by checking the post-feeding diuresis fluid (midgut infection) and saliva (mature infection) of individual flies for parasites, at different times post-infection,(More)
Reciprocal crosses were performed with Glossina swynnertoni and Glossina morsitans morsitans and with G.swynnertoni and Glossina morsitans centralis, using strains that carried marker genes in all three linkage groups. Glossina swynnertoni males can inseminate, but not fertilize, G.m.morsitans; all other crosses produced some fertile females. Hybridization(More)
An overview of the genetic variation in arthropods that transmit pathogens to vertebrates is presented, emphasizing the genetics of vector-pathogen relationships and the biochemical genetics of vectors. Vector-pathogen interactions are reviewed briefly as a prelude to a discussion of the genetics of susceptibility and refractoriness in vectors.(More)
Adult Glossina swynnertoni Austen that emerged from puparia collected during 1989 and 1991 near Makuyuni, Tanzania, were examined by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Fourteen of 17 enzymes were monomorphic. Midgut alkaline phosphatase (ALKPH), phosphoglucomutase (PGM), and glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (PGI) from the head and thorax were polymorphic.(More)