Intraclonal mating occurs during tsetse transmission of Trypanosoma brucei

@article{Peacock2009IntraclonalMO,
  title={Intraclonal mating occurs during tsetse transmission of Trypanosoma brucei},
  author={Lori Peacock and Vanessa Ferris and Mick Bailey and Wendy Gibson},
  journal={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2009},
  volume={2},
  pages={43 - 43}
}
Mating in Trypanosoma brucei is a non-obligatory event, triggered by the co-occurrence of different strains in the salivary glands of the vector. Recombinants that result from intra- rather than interclonal mating have been detected, but only in crosses of two different trypanosome strains. This has led to the hypothesis that when trypanosomes recognize a different strain, they release a diffusible factor or pheromone that triggers mating in any cell in the vicinity whether it is of the same or… CONTINUE READING

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