Glossina morsitans

Glos·si·na mor·'si·tans

a species originally thought to be the sole transmitter of Trypanosoma brucei brucei, the cause of nagana in central Africa; this species transmits this disease in some regions, but it is not the sole or even always the principal transmitting agent; it is the vector of T. brucei rhodesiense, one of the pathogenic agents of East African, Rhodesian, or acute sleeping sickness.
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An African insect ( Glossina morsitans ) whose bite is commonly regarded as nature's most efficacious remedy for insomnia, though some patients prefer that of the American novelist ( Mendax interminabilis ).
Tsetse-fly (Glossina morsitans) in the Koalib Hills, Nuba Mountains Province, Sudan.
samples Group Species tested Fleas Ctenocephalides felis 48 Echidnophaga gallinacea 150 Synosternus pallidus 41 Tsetse flies Glossina morsitans 78 submorsitans Hard ticks Amblyomma variegatum 492 Rhipicephalus decoloratus 40 R.
sinica NURP1 was found to share 31%-40% similarity to those in vertebrates including human, cattle, mouse, rat, frog, salmon, and zebrafish; 51% similarity to that in other chordates (amphioxus); and 56%-64% similarity with invertebrates (including fruit fly, mosquito, and the tsetse fly Glossina morsitans).
leonum Westwood, 1851 as being an accidental parasite of Glossina morsitans Westwood, 1851 (Diptera: Glossinidae), but the source of this information remains unclear.
The first species to be colonized was Glossina morsitans morsitans using in vivo feeding (live animals such as goats, rabbits and guinea pigs).
Several species attack economically important flies, such as the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata; Tephritidae) and Tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans; Glossinidae; J.
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.