glossina glossina

Definition(s):

  • (n) bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc.

News

  1. Researchers at LSTM part of the international team to sequence the tsetse genome

    ( Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ) Researchers from LSTM are among those who have sequenced the genome of a species of tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans). The outcomes of this research will be invaluable to understanding more about the tsetse and other insect vector biology, knowledge which can be applied to improving the current vector control methods and may lead to more effective and ...
    on April 25, 2014     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Genetic code of the deadly tsetse fly unraveled

    ( KU Leuven ) A decade-long effort by members of the International Glossina Genome Initiative has produced the first complete genome sequence of the tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans. The blood-sucking insect is the sole transmitter of sleeping sickness, a potentially deadly disease endemic in sub-Saharan Africa. The vast store of genetic data will help researchers develop new ways to prevent the ...
    on April 24, 2014     Source: EurekAlert!

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