, Volume 32, Issue 8, pp 995–996

Sterility in tsetse flies (Glossina morsitans Westwood) caused by loss of symbionts

  • G. Nogge
Specialia Biologica

DOI: 10.1007/BF01933932

Cite this article as:
Nogge, G. Experientia (1976) 32: 995. doi:10.1007/BF01933932


Tsetse flies fed on blood containing oxytetracycline, sulphaquinoxaline or lysozyme do not reproduce. It could be proved that primarily the symbionts in flies are damaged, which secondarily leads to sterility.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Nogge
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte Zoologie der Universität BonnBonn 1(German Federal Republic, BRD)

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