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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.
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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]
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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]
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Thermal tolerance in a south-east African population of tsetse fly Glossina pallidipes (Diptera: Glossinidae): implications for forecasting climate change impacts.
Sin embargo, en los analisis donde se excluyeron las especies con una sola secuencia, se observaron valores de divergencia intraespecificas que oscilan entre 0% (Calliphora vicina (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830)) y 1,487% (Lucilia peruviana (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830)); mientras que los valores de divergencia interespecifica oscilaron entre 4,416% (Lucilia eximia ciado 1 x Lucilia eximia ciado 2) y 17,927% (Cochliomyia macellaria (Fabricius, 1794) x Glossina moritans), de esta manera no existe un solapamiento de distancias geneticas observandose un gap de distancias (Fig.
The tsetse fly of the genus Glossina is a large, brown biting fly that serves as a vector for the trypanosomes.
Several species attack economically important flies, such as the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata; Tephritidae) and Tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans; Glossinidae; J.
(3) Greater than twenty species of Glossina tsetse flies are capable of transmitting the parasites; humans and animals act as reservoirs.
bassiana, como Metarhizium anisopliae sao eficientes para o controle de moscas, como Glossina spp., quando incorporados ao meio de desenvolvimento dos estagios imaturos (KAAYA & MUNYINYI, 1995).
(Glossina) gambiense (chronic) Filarial Wuchereria Mosquitoes Africa, West elephantiasis bancrofti, Genus: Aedes Indies Brugia malayi Disease Diagnostic Disease and tests complications Onchocerciasis Skin snips for Chronic pruritis (Fig.
East African sleeping sickness is caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and is transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly (genus Glossina morsitans)[1].
Mortalities in adult Glossina morsitans morsi tans experimentally infected with the entomogenous fungi Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae.