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Glossina

 [glŏ-si´nah]
a genus of biting flies, including the tsetse flies, which serve as vectors of trypanosomes causing various forms of trypanosomiasis in humans and other animals.

Glossina

(glo-sī'nă),
A genus of bloodsucking Diptera (tsetse flies) confined to Africa; they serve as vectors of the pathogenic trypanosomes that cause various forms of African sleeping sickness in humans and in domestic and wild animals.
[G. glōssa, tongue]

Glossina

/Glos·si·na/ (glos-i´nah) the tsetse flies, a genus of biting flies that are vectors of trypanosomes causing trypanosomiasis in humans and other animals.

Glos·si·na

(glos-ī'nă)
A genus of bloodsucking Diptera (tsetse flies) confined to Africa; they serve as vectors of the trypanosomes that cause African sleeping sickness.
[G. glōssa, tongue]

Glossina

a genus of biting flies in the family Glossinidae. It includes the tsetse flies, which serve as vectors of trypanosomes causing various forms of trypanosomiasis in humans and animals. Listed species of tsetse flies are G. brevipalpis, G. fusca (forest tsetse), G. longipalpis, G. morsitans (savannah tsetse), G. pallidipes, G. palpalis (riverine tsetse), G. tachinoides.
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Glossina austeni (Diptera: Glossinidae) eradicated from the island of Unguja, Zanzibar, using the sterile insect technique.
An antimicrobial peptide with trypanocidal activity characterized from Glossina morsitans morsi tans.
La tercera, Wolbachia, esta presente solo en algunas especies de Glossina y la evidencia molecular indica que ha sido adquirida en forma independiente por cada una (Cheng et al 2000).
Glossina austeni (Diptera: Glossinidae) eradicated on the island of Unguja, Zanzibar, using the sterile insect technique.
2008), or with the spiny area in the anteroventral vaginal wall of Glossina austeni Newstead (Pollock 1974).
Lectins (haemagglutinins) in the haemolymph of Glossina fuscipes fuscipes: isolation, partial characterization, selected physico-chemical properties and carbohydrate-binding specificities.
Brachycera * Tabanidae (horseflies) * Blood-sucking insects arthropods (Tabanus, * Females bite and feed on Haematopota, Chrysops) warm-blooded animals * Most live near waters * Strong fliers * Breed in moist earth or leaf mold Cyclorrhapha * Glossinidae arthropods * Glossina are found only (Glossina) in Africa south of the Sahara (other Glossinidae are found worldwide).
Sin embargo, y a pesar de los gigantescos esfuerzos realizados en el siglo pasado, solo existen unos pocos ejemplos en los que la eliminacion de moscas tse-tse ha demostrado ser sostenible, por ejemplo, la eliminacion de Glossina pallidipes Austen de Sudafrica en la decada de 1950, utilizando principalmente el rociado aereo de insecticidas residuales; o la creacion de una zona libre de Glossina austeni Newstead en la isla Unguja de Zanzibar (1994-1997), mediante la integracion de varias tacticas de control que incluyeron la liberacion de insectos esteriles.
A statistical analysis of the climatic factors influencing the density of Tsetse flies, Glossina morsitans Westw.
2003); and Wigglesworthia glossinidia of the tsetse fly Glossina brevipalpis (Akman et al.
Trypanosomosis is a vector-borne inoculable infection, spread by haematophagous vectors including Glossina spp.
The first species to be colonized was Glossina morsitans morsitans using in vivo feeding (live animals such as goats, rabbits and guinea pigs).