Rachel Gooding

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Glossina palpalis is the main vector of human African trypanosomosis (HAT, or sleeping sickness) that dramatically affects human health in sub-Saharan Africa. Because of the implications of genetic structuring of vector populations for the design and efficacy of control campaigns, G. palpalis palpalis in the most active focus of sleeping sickness in Côte(More)
At advanced ages, many insects lay smaller eggs with reduced viability, but adults produced by different maternal age classes are usually indistinguishable. In most species it is not known if there are any significant differences between hatchlings from smaller, later eggs (i.e. those produced by old females) and those from larger, earlier eggs (i.e. those(More)
Glossina morsitans centralis Machado was collected from the main fly belt west of Mumbwa Zambia and from the apparently isolated 'Keembe pocket' and 11 gene-enzyme systems were examined by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. There were no significant differences in allele frequencies among flies collected entering a vehicle, from fly-rounds, or from F3(More)
The Chemical Terrorism Risk Assessment (CTRA) and Chemical Infrastructure Risk Assessment (CIRA) are programs that estimate the risk of chemical terrorism attacks to help inform and improve the US defense posture against such events. One aspect of these programs is the development and advancement of a Medical Mitigation Model—a mathematical model that(More)
A line of Glossina morsitans morsitans Westwood was established in which females have scutellar apical bristles approximately three times as long as normal. In other respects the flies appear normal. The mutant allele, sabr, is recessive to the wild-type allele. The locus for sabr is located in linkage group III, 50 or more map units from the locus for(More)
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