Glossina palpalis palpalis populations from Equatorial Guinea belong to distinct allopatric clades
- Autores: Bart J-M, Benito A, Cano J, Cordon-Obras C, Knapp J, Navarro M, Ndong-Mabale N, Ndongo-Asumu P, Nebreda P, Pinto J, Ricardo Ncogo-Ada P
- Ano de Publicação: 2014
- Journal: Parasites & Vectors
- Link: http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/content/7/1/31
Luba is one of the four historical foci of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) on Bioko Island, in Equatorial Guinea. Although no human cases have been detected since 1995, T. b. gambiense was recently observed in the vector Glossina palpalis palpalis. The existence of cryptic species within this vector taxon has been previously suggested, although no data are available regarding the evolutionary history of tsetse flies populations in Bioko.