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Polymorphic microsatellite markers for the tsetse fly Glossina fuscipes fuscipes (Diptera: Glossinidae), a vector of human African trypanosomiasis

Brown, J. E., Komatsu, K. J., Abila, P. P., Robinson, A. S., Okedi, L. M. A., Dyer, Naomi, Donnelly, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5218-1497, Slotman, M. A. and Caccone, A. (2008) 'Polymorphic microsatellite markers for the tsetse fly Glossina fuscipes fuscipes (Diptera: Glossinidae), a vector of human African trypanosomiasis'. Molecular Ecology Resources, Vol 8, Issue 6, pp. 1506-1508.

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Abstract

Our understanding of Glossina fuscipes fuscipes, a major vector of sleeping sickness, has been severely constrained by a lack of genetic markers for mapping and population genetic studies. Here we present 10 newly developed microsatellite loci for this tsetse species. Heterozygosity levels in Moyo, an Ugandan population, averaged 0.57, with only two loci showing very low heterozygosity. Five loci carried more than six alleles. Together with five recently published microsatellite loci, this brings the number of available microsatellite loci for this species to 15. Their availability will greatly facilitate future studies on the genetics of this important human disease vector.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: genetic marker glossina fuscipes microsatellite loci sleeping sickness tsetse
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 505 Diptera
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 650 Insect vectors
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 705 Trypanosomiasis
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Vector Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02328.x
Depositing User: Users 183 not found.
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2010 13:26
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:00
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/742

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