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How Do Tsetse Recognise Their Hosts? The Role of Shape in the Responses of Tsetse (Glossina fuscipes and G. palpalis) to Artificial Hosts

  • Inaki Tirados,

    Affiliation: Natural Resource Institute, University of Greenwich, Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom

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  • Johan Esterhuizen,

    Affiliation: Vector Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Jean Baptiste Rayaisse,

    Affiliation: Centre International de Recherche et Développement sur l'Élevage en Zone Subhumide, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

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  • Abdoulaye Diarrassouba,

    Affiliation: Institut Pierre Richet, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Dramane Kaba,

    Affiliation: Institut Pierre Richet, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Serge Mpiana,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire Vétérinaire Central de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

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  • Glyn A. Vale,

    Affiliation: Natural Resource Institute, University of Greenwich, Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom

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  • Philippe Solano,

    Affiliation: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, UMR 177 IRD-CIRAD, Montpellier, France

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  • Michael J. Lehane mail,

    m.j.lehane@liv.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Vector Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Stephen J. Torr

    Affiliation: Natural Resource Institute, University of Greenwich, Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom

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  • Published: August 02, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001226

About the Authors

Inaki Tirados, Glyn A. Vale, Stephen J. Torr
Natural Resource Institute, University of Greenwich, Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom
Johan Esterhuizen, Michael J. Lehane
Vector Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Jean Baptiste Rayaisse
Centre International de Recherche et Développement sur l'Élevage en Zone Subhumide, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Abdoulaye Diarrassouba, Dramane Kaba
Institut Pierre Richet, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Serge Mpiana
Laboratoire Vétérinaire Central de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Philippe Solano
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, UMR 177 IRD-CIRAD, Montpellier, France

Corresponding Author

Email: m.j.lehane@liv.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IT JE JBR DK GAV PS MJL SJT. Performed the experiments: IT JE JBR AD DK SM. Analyzed the data: IT GAV MJL SJT. Wrote the paper: IT GAV MJL SJT.