Jan 1, 1975

The micro-organisms of tsetse flies

Acta Tropica
T R SouthwoodR E Sinden

Abstract

Micro-organisms from tsetse fly mycetomes were maintained in culture, where they were more pleomorphic than in the mycetomes, but were in some cases very similar to those observed in ovaries by other authors. Agglutination tests on the cultured forms indicated in affinity to Rickettsia. They were sensitive to antibiotics introduced by feeding flies on hosts treated with Ampicillin; this reduced the longevity and fecundity of the tsetse flies and appeared to disturb normal digestion of bloodmeals.

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