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Research Article

Tracking the Feeding Patterns of Tsetse Flies (Glossina Genus) by Analysis of Bloodmeals Using Mitochondrial Cytochromes Genes

  • Catherine N. Muturi,

    Affiliation: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Johnson O. Ouma,

    Affiliation: Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Trypanosomiasis Research Centre, Kikuyu, Kenya

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  • Imna I. Malele,

    Affiliation: Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Research Institute, Tanga, Tanzania

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  • Raphael M. Ngure,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Egerton University, Egerton, Kenya

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  • Jane J. Rutto,

    Affiliation: Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Trypanosomiasis Research Centre, Kikuyu, Kenya

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  • Klaus M. Mithöfer,

    Affiliation: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • John Enyaru,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Daniel K. Masiga mail

    dmasiga@icipe.org

    Affiliation: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Published: February 28, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017284
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Catherine N. Muturi, Klaus M. Mithöfer, Daniel K. Masiga
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya
Johnson O. Ouma, Jane J. Rutto
Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Trypanosomiasis Research Centre, Kikuyu, Kenya
Imna I. Malele
Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Research Institute, Tanga, Tanzania
Raphael M. Ngure
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Egerton University, Egerton, Kenya
John Enyaru
Department of Biochemistry, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Corresponding Author

Email: dmasiga@icipe.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CNM JOO DKM. Performed the experiments: CNM IIM JJR DKM. Analyzed the data: JOO IIM RMN DKM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JOO KMM DKM JE. Wrote the paper: CNM JOO IIM DKM.