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Observations on Glossina Morsitans Morsitans Maintained on Rabbits Immunized with Crude Tsetse Midgut Proteases

  • L. H. Otieno
  • R. M. W. Vundla
  • A. Mongi
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Abstract

Glossina morsitans morsitans were maintained on rabbits immunized with crude tsetse midgut proteases. Newly emerged flies fed on these rabbits showed a depressed trypsin/proteinase VI activity, 6.5% of these flies failed to empty their crops as readily as controls, and 7.8% cases stayed as long as 11 days with undigested bloodmeal. Of these flies 4% exhibited premature larviposition.

Key Words

Glossina morsitans morsitans proteases digestion premature larviposition 

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© Pergamon Press LId 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. H. Otieno
    • 1
  • R. M. W. Vundla
    • 1
  • A. Mongi
    • 1
  1. 1.The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)NairobiKenya

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