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Figure 5 | Kinetoplastid Biology and Disease

Figure 5

From: The development of Trypanosoma bruceiwithin the tsetse fly midgut observed using green fluorescent trypanosomes

Figure 5

Proventriculus packed with trypanosomes UV image of proventriculus from an infected fly 2 weeks after the infected feed. Numerous green fluorescent trypanosomes swarm in the anterior midgut (am) and at the rim of the proventriculus, such that these organs appear bathed in fluorescence. All the green fluorescence seen is from trypanosomes; these tsetse tissues show little if any autofluorescence. The oesophagus is faintly visible, emerging from the proventriculus (arrowed); no trypanosomes were observed within it.

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