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Tsetse

tsetse

(Science: zoology) A venomous two-winged african fly (glossina morsitans) whose bite is very poisonous, and even fatal, to horses and cattle, but harmless to men. It renders extensive districts in which it abounds uninhabitable during certain seasons of the year.

Alternative forms: tzetze, and tsetze.


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The Fiber Disease

... whose existence has been proposed. Nat Genet, 2002 Nov, 32(3), 402 - 7 Epub 2002 Sep 03. Genome sequence of the endocellular obligate symbiont of tsetse flies, Wigglesworthia glossinidia; Akman L et al.; Many insects that rely on a single food source throughout their developmental cycle harbor ...

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by tamtam
Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:37 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... whose existence has been proposed. Nat Genet, 2002 Nov, 32(3), 402 - 7 Epub 2002 Sep 03. Genome sequence of the endocellular obligate symbiont of tsetse flies, Wigglesworthia glossinidia; Akman L et al.; Many insects that rely on a single food source throughout their developmental cycle harbor ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:33 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Re: Zebra Stripes

... yet on the function of Zebra stripes? I've read theories about "disruptive camouflage," night camouflage, camouflage against the Tsetse fly, heat exchange, herd identification. Or, perhaps, all of these theories apply. Cheers There is a consensus: 1) Lions prey on Zebras even ...

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by Uwe
Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:29 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Zebra Stripes
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The Fiber Disease

... by a deadly parasitic disease known as African sleeping sickness. The disease is caused by organisms called trypanosomes, which are spread by the tsetse fly. African sleeping sickness affects approximately 500,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa, a quarter of whom will die this year. Because the ...

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by London
Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:38 pm
 
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Zebra Stripes

... of the fleeing animal theory #3 the stripes serve to obliterate a large single-colored region that is favored by biting insects such as the tsetse fly. These flies prefer large, dark, moving animals :idea: :idea: :idea:

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by kiekyon
Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:21 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Zebra Stripes
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