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International Journal of Tropical Insect Science

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 219–221 | Cite as

Preliminary Tests on the Transmission of Virus-Like Particles to the Tsetse Glossina Pallidipes

  • M. O. Odindo
  • D. M. Sabwa
  • P. A. Amutalla
  • W. A. Otieno
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Abstract

Teneral nulliparous tsetse Glossina pallidipes were infected with virus-like particles by two pathways: haemocoelic microinjection, and oral feeding with a micropipette. Samples of tsetse were dissected every 3 days; and at 22 days post-infection, cumulative per cent infection was 44.4 and 31.3% for microinjection and per os infection, respectively. Natural virus-like particle infection in the population was 3.6%. Thus the infectious nature of virus-like particles was established, together with two possible pathways of infection.

Key Words

Virus-like particles transmission Glossina pallidipes haemocoelic microinjection oral feeding infections 

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© ICIPE 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. O. Odindo
    • 1
  • D. M. Sabwa
    • 1
  • P. A. Amutalla
    • 1
  • W. A. Otieno
    • 1
  1. 1.International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Coastal Field StationMombasaKenya

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