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Med Vet Entomol. 1997 Jul;11(3):286-9.

Control of Trypanosoma brucei brucei infections in tsetse, Glossina morsitans.

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Division of Molecular Genetics, University of Glasgow, U.K.


Numbers of immature Trypanosoma brucei brucei within a tsetse midgut remain remarkably constant after establishment throughout the course of an infection, irrespective of whether the infection eventually matures. These results suggest a system of self regulation of the parasite population in the insect gut based on a form of programmed cell death which would carry advantages for both the parasite and the vector.

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