Nutritional stress affects the tsetse fly's immune gene expression.

@article{Akoda2009NutritionalSA,
  title={Nutritional stress affects the tsetse fly's immune gene expression.},
  author={K Akoda and Peter Van den Bossche and Tanguy Marcotty and C Kubi and Marc Coosemans and Reginald de Deken and Jan Van den Abbeele},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={195-201}
}
Tsetse-transmitted trypanosomiasis poses a serious threat to human and animal health in sub-Saharan Africa. The majority of tsetse flies (Glossina spp.) in a natural population will not develop a mature infection of either Trypanosoma congolense or Trypanosoma brucei sp. because of refractoriness, a phenomenon that is affected by different factors, including the tsetse fly's immune defence. Starvation of tsetse flies significantly increases their susceptibility to the establishment of a… CONTINUE READING

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