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Researchers from Kenya and the US profile tsetse fly population genetics for a paper in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. The team genotyped 600 tsetse fly (Glossina pallidipes) individuals from 21 sampling sites in Kenya and northern Tanzania at 11 microsatellite markers, using phylogeographic analyses and other approaches to identify genetically separate populations of the human disease vector flies when moving east to west across the Great Rift Valley.

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In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.