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Volume 18 Supplement 1

Enhancing Vector Refractoriness to Trypanosome Infection

Research

Publication of this supplement was funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The peer review process for articles published in this supplement was overseen by the Supplement Editors in accordance with BioMed Central's peer review guidelines for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they were not involved in the peer review of any article on which they are an author. They declare no other competing interests.

Edited by Adly M.M. Abd-Alla, George Tsiamis, and Drion Boucias.


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  1. With the absence of effective prophylactic vaccines and drugs against African trypanosomosis, control of this group of zoonotic neglected tropical diseases depends the control of the tsetse fly vector. When ap...

    Authors: Henry M Kariithi, Irene K Meki, Daniela I Schneider, Linda De Vooght, Fathiya M Khamis, Anne Geiger, Guler Demirbaş-Uzel, Just M Vlak, ikbal Agah iNCE, Sorge Kelm, Flobert Njiokou, Florence N Wamwiri, Imna I Malele, Brian L Weiss and Adly M M Abd-Alla
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):179
  2. Research on the zoo-anthropophilic blood feeding tsetse flies’ biology conducted, by different teams, in laboratory settings and at the level of the ecosystems- where also co-perpetuate African Trypanosoma- has a...

    Authors: Anne Geiger, Imna Malele, Adly M Abd-Alla and Flobert Njiokou
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):162
  3. Tsetse flies (Glossina sp.) refractory to trypanosome infection are currently being explored as potential tools to contribute in the control of human and animal African trypanosomiasis. One approach to disrupt tr...

    Authors: Linda De Vooght, Severien Van Keer and Jan Van Den Abbeele
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):165
  4. Tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) are the cyclical vectors of the causative agents of African Trypanosomosis, which has been identified as a neglected tropical disease in both humans and animals in many regi...

    Authors: Güler Demirbas-Uzel, Linda De Vooght, Andrew G. Parker, Marc J. B. Vreysen, Robert L. Mach, Jan Van Den Abbeele and Adly M. M. Abd-Alla
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):160
  5. The tsetse fly (Glossina sp.) midgut is colonized by maternally transmitted and environmentally acquired bacteria. Additionally, the midgut serves as a niche in which pathogenic African trypanosomes reside within...

    Authors: Bridget C Griffith, Brian L Weiss, Emre Aksoy, Paul O Mireji, Joana E Auma, Florence N Wamwiri, Richard Echodu, Grace Murilla and Serap Aksoy
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):146
  6. Susceptibility of tsetse flies (Glossina spp.) to trypanosomes of both humans and animals has been associated with the presence of the endosymbiont Sodalis glossinidius. However, intrinsic biological characterist...

    Authors: Manun Channumsin, Marc Ciosi, Dan Masiga, C Michael R Turner and Barbara K Mable
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):163
  7. Tsetse flies are vectors of human and animal African trypanosomiasis. In spite of many decades of chemotherapy and vector control, the disease has not been eradicated. Other methods like the transformation of ...

    Authors: Ginette Irma Kame-Ngasse, Flobert Njiokou, Tito Trésor Melachio-Tanekou, Oumarou Farikou, Gustave Simo and Anne Geiger
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):159
  8. Tsetse flies are vectors of African trypanosomes, protozoan parasites that cause sleeping sickness (or human African trypanosomosis) in humans and nagana (or animal African trypanosomosis) in livestock. In add...

    Authors: Gisele M. S. Ouedraogo, Güler Demirbas-Uzel, Jean-Baptiste Rayaisse, Geoffrey Gimonneau, Astan C. Traore, Antonios Avgoustinos, Andrew G. Parker, Issa Sidibe, Anicet G. Ouedraogo, Amadou Traore, Bale Bayala, Marc J. B. Vreysen, Kostas Bourtzis and Adly m. M. Abd-Alla
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):153
  9. Glossina pallidipes is a haematophagous insect that serves as a cyclic transmitter of trypanosomes causing African Trypanosomiasis (AT). To fully assess the role of G. pallidipes in the epidemiology of AT, especi...

    Authors: Imna Malele, Hamis Nyingilili, Eugen Lyaruu, Marc Tauzin, B. Bernard Ollivier, Jean-Luc Cayol, Marie-Laure Fardeau and Anne Geiger
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):164
  10. Tsetse flies (Diptera, Glossinidae) display unique reproductive biology traits. Females reproduce through adenotrophic viviparity, nourishing the growing larva into their modified uterus until parturition. Mal...

    Authors: Francesca Scolari, Geoffrey Michael Attardo, Emre Aksoy, Brian Weiss, Grazia Savini, Peter Takac, Adly Abd-Alla, Andrew Gordon Parker, Serap Aksoy and Anna Rodolfa Malacrida
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):169
  11. Microbiota plays an important role in the biology, ecology and evolution of insects including tsetse flies. The bacterial profile of 3 Glossina palpalis gambiensis laboratory colonies was examined using 16S rRNA ...

    Authors: Vangelis Doudoumis, Antonios Augustinos, Aggeliki Saridaki, Andrew Parker, Adly M M Abd-Alla, Kostas Bourtzis and George Tsiamis
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):148
  12. In African tsetse flies Glossina, spp. detection of bacterial symbionts such as Wolbachia is challenging since their prevalence and distribution are patchy, and natural symbiont titers can range at levels far bel...

    Authors: Daniela I Schneider, Andrew G Parker, Adly M Abd-alla and Wolfgang J Miller
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):140
  13. Symbiotic microbes represent a driving force of evolutionary innovation by conferring novel ecological traits to their hosts. Many insects are associated with microbial symbionts that contribute to their host’...

    Authors: Tobias Engl, Veronika Michalkova, Brian L. Weiss, Güler D. Uzel, Peter Takac, Wolfgang J. Miller, Adly M. M. Abd-Alla, Serap Aksoy and Martin Kaltenpoth
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):145
  14. Tsetse flies are vectors of trypanosomes, parasites that cause devastating disease in humans and livestock. In the course of vector control programmes it is necessary to know about the Glossina species present in...

    Authors: Stephen Saikiu Shaida, Judith Sophie Weber, Thaddeus Terlumun Gbem, Sen Claudine Henriette Ngomtcho, Usman Baba Musa, Mbunkha Daniel Achukwi, Mohammed Mamman, Iliya Shehu Ndams, Jonathan Andrew Nok and Soerge Kelm
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):180
  15. Tsetse flies are vectors of African trypanosomes, and their vectorial capacity results in a major public health emergency and vast economic losses in sub-Saharan Africa. Given the limited ability of trypanosom...

    Authors: Emanuel Procházka, Veronika Michalková, Ivana Daubnerová, Ladislav Roller, Peter Klepsatel, Dušan Žitňan, George Tsiamis and Peter Takáč
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):144
  16. Tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) are solely responsible for the transmission of African trypanosomes, causative agents of sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock. Due to the lack of efficient va...

    Authors: Antonios A. Augustinos, Irene K. Meki, Guler Demirbas-Uzel, Gisele M. S. Ouédraogo, Aggeliki Saridaki, George Tsiamis, Andrew G. Parker, Adly M. M. Abd-Alla and Kostas Bourtzis
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):147
  17. Hytrosaviruses (SGHVs; Hytrosaviridae family) are double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) viruses that cause salivary gland hypertrophy (SGH) syndrome in flies. Two structurally and functionally distinct SGHVs are recognized...

    Authors: Henry M. Kariithi, Drion G. Boucias, Edwin K. Murungi, Irene K. Meki, Güler Demirbaş-Uzel, Monique M. van Oers, Marc J. B. Vreysen, Adly M. M. Abd-Alla and Just M. Vlak
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):183
  18. The management of the tsetse species Glossina pallidipes (Diptera; Glossinidae) in Africa by the sterile insect technique (SIT) has been hindered by infections of G. pallidipes production colonies with Glossina p...

    Authors: Irene K. Meki, Henry M. Kariithi, Mehrdad Ahmadi, Andrew G. Parker, Marc J. B. Vreysen, Just M. Vlak, Monique M. van Oers and Adly M.M. Abd-Alla
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):143
  19. Tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) are the vectors of African trypanosomosis, the causal agent of sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in animals. Glossina fuscipes fuscipes is one of the most important tsetse...

    Authors: Güler Demirbas-Uzel, Andrew G. Parker, Marc J. B. Vreysen, Robert L. Mach, Jeremy Bouyer, Peter Takac and Adly M. M. Abd-Alla
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):161
  20. Glossina pallidipes salivary gland hypertrophy virus (GpSGHV; Hytrosaviridae) is a non-occluded dsDNA virus that specifically infects the adult stages of the hematophagous tsetse flies (Glossina species, Diptera:...

    Authors: Irene K. Meki, Henry M. Kariithi, Andrew G. Parker, Marc J B Vreysen, Vera I D Ros, Just M Vlak, Monique M van Oers and Adly M. M. Abd-Alla
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):170
  21. Tsetse fly-borne trypanosomiasis remains a significant problem in Africa despite years of interventions and research. The need for new strategies to control and possibly eliminate trypanosomiasis cannot be ove...

    Authors: Lawrence G Wamiti, Fathiya M Khamis, Adly M M Abd-alla, Fidelis L O Ombura, Komivi S Akutse, Sevgan Subramanian, Samuel O Odiwuor, Shem J Ochieng, Sunday Ekesi and Nguya K Maniania
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):142
  22. The tsetse fly (Glossina genus) is the main vector of African trypanosomes, which are protozoan parasites that cause human and animal African trypanosomiases in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the frame of the IAEA/FAO pr...

    Authors: Anna Zaidman-Rémy, Aurélien Vigneron, Brian L Weiss and Abdelaziz Heddi
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18(Suppl 1):150

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