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Table 4 Trypanosomes in foregut (salivary exudate) versus salivary glands. Breakdown of infections in individual flies.

From: Dynamics of infection and competition between two strains of Trypanosoma brucei bruceiin the tsetse fly observed using fluorescent markers

Trypanosome strain(s) in paired salivary glands of individual flies Trypanosome strain(s) in salivary exudate (no. of flies) Total
  Red & green Green only Red only  
Both mixed 1 0 0 1
1 mixed,1 green 3 1 0 4
1 mixed,1 red 1 0 0 1
Both green 0 2 0 2
Both red 0 0 0 0
1 red, 1 green 1 0 1 2
1 mixed, 1 uninfected 0 0 0 0
1 red, 1 uninfected 1 0 2 3
1 green, 1 uninfected 2 0 0 2
Total no. of flies with infected salivary gland 9 3 3 15
Total no. of flies with uninfected salivary gland 25 10 8 43
Total 34 13 11 58