How can tsetse population genetics contribute to African trypanosomiasis control ?

Abstract : This article appeared in a journal published by Elsevier. The attached copy is furnished to the author for internal non-commercial research and education use, including for instruction at the authors institution and sharing with colleagues. Other uses, including reproduction and distribution, or selling or licensing copies, or posting to personal, institutional or third party websites are prohibited. In most cases authors are permitted to post their version of the article (e.g. in Word or Tex form) to their personal website or institutional repository. Authors requiring further information regarding Elsevier's archiving and manuscript policies are encouraged to visit: http://www.elsevier.com/copyright In sub-Saharan Africa, tsetse transmitted Trypanoso-miases have an enormous impact on human health and economic development. Both the World Health Organisation and African countries through the Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC) have recently asserted their determination to rid the sub-continent of these diseases, and it is increasingly recognised that vector control should play an important role. This review mainly focuses on population genetics of tsetse of the palpalis group, the main vectors of sleeping sickness, and reports recent results on tsetse population structure and on measures of gene flow between populations. Implications of these studies for large-scale tsetse control programmes being undertaken in West Africa are important, particularly regarding control strategies (suppression or eradica-tion). Programmes for elimination of Trypanosomiases in Africa Tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) occur over much of sub-Saharan Africa, in an area approaching 10 million km
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Philippe Solano, Sophie Ravel, Thierry de Meeûs. How can tsetse population genetics contribute to African trypanosomiasis control ?. Trends in Parasitology, Elsevier, 2010, 26 (5), pp.255-263. ⟨10.1016/j.pt.2010.02.006⟩. ⟨ird-01224447⟩

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