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Table 1 Geographic origin and sample size of tsetse species collected for this study

From: Analysis of the gut-specific microbiome from field-captured tsetse flies, and its potential relevance to host trypanosome vector competence

Geographic origin Glossina spp.
G. pallidipes G. brevipalpis d G. fuscipleuris d G. fuscipes d
sample size (% infected with trypanosomes)
Shimba Hills, Kenya 58 (32.8%)a 12 (25%) 0 0
Trans Mara, Kenya 0 0 12 (25%) 0
Lake Victoria, Western Kenya 0 0 0 4 (0%)
Nguruman Escarpment, Kenya 62 (14.5%)b 0 0 0
Murchison Falls, Uganda 45 (2%)c 0 0 0
  1. aCulture dependent identification of gut bacteria, n = 11; culture independent identification of gut bacteria, n = 15; RT-qPCR based quantification of symbiotic bacteria, n = 32
  2. bCulture independent identification of gut bacteria, n = 52; RT-qPCR based quantification of symbiotic bacteria, n = 10
  3. cCulture independent identification of gut bacteria, n = 45
  4. dAll G. brevipalpis, G. fuscipleuris and G. fuscipes flies were used exclusively for culture dependent identification of gut bacteria