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Tsetse Hybrids

Nature volume 154, pages 606607 (11 November 1944) | Download Citation



IN 1936 I attempted to cross various species of tsetse (Glossina) with the idea that, should they hybridize readily, and should the resultant hybrids prove sterile, this might be tried as a measure of control. Corson had already, in 1932, obtained three offspring from crosses between male G. swynnertoni and female G. morsitans; he suggested, however, that these might not be true hybrids, but the result of parthenogenesis (see further details in the accompanying communication by Mr. F. L. Vanderplank). I obtained a number of offspring from this and other crosses, but as a slight doubt arose as to whether they were authentic hybrids, the results were never published.

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    , Proc. Roy. Ent. Soc., A, 12, 1 (1937); Parasitology, 29, 131 (1937).

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  1. Tsetse Research Department, Old Shinyanga, Tanganyika Territory, Aug. 21.

    • W. H. POTTS


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