Genetic resistance to African Trypanosomiasis.

  title={Genetic resistance to African Trypanosomiasis.},
  author={Megan Murray and J. C. M. Trail and Charles E. Davis and Samuel James Black},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={149 3},
Genetic resistance to African trypanosomiasis occurs in certain breeds of livestock, many species of wildlife, some strains of mice, and possibly humans. The term trypanotolerance is used to describe this trait, which in domestic livestock is best exhibited by the indigenous West African taurine breeds of cattle, N'Dama and West African Shorthorn, that have been in Africa for 5,000 to 7,000 years. Confirmation not only that these breeds are genetically resistant to trypanosomiasis but also that… CONTINUE READING