A comparison of the susceptibility to stocks of Trypanosoma brucei brucei of Glossina pallidipes originating from allopatric populations in Kenya uri icon

abstract

  • Infection rates of males and females of G. pallidipes from colonies originating from Nguruman and the Shimba Hills, Kenya, were compared using T. brucei brucei stocks isolated from the Lambwe Valley, Kenya, and Serengeti, Tanzania. Survival and growth of T. brucei in the midgut of female tsetse was greater than in males, while parasite maturation was higher in males. Tsetse colonies from Nguruman were significantly more susceptible than the colony from Shimba Hills to both stocks of T. brucei

publication date

  • 1995