The life cycle of Trypanosoma (Nannomonas) congolense in the tsetse fly Full Text
Parasites & Vectors, 06/08/2012
Peacock L et al. – Authors have presented a detailed description of the life cycle of T. congolense in its tsetse fly vector. During development in the fly T. congolense shares a common migratory pathway with its close relative T. brucei, culminating in the production of small metacyclic trypanosomes that can be inoculated with the saliva. Despite this outward similarity in life cycle, the transitional developmental stages in the foregut and mouthparts are remarkably different in the two trypanosome species.