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Fig. 4 | Parasites & Vectors

Fig. 4

From: Transcriptomic profiling of Trypanosoma congolense mouthpart parasites from naturally infected flies

Fig. 4

Variant antigen profiles of T. congolense are non-random and partially reproducible. a Variant antigen profiles of T. congolense metacyclic parasites collected from tsetse flies circulating in the Shimba Hills National Forest and of bloodstream-form parasites from culture [28]. b Comparison of average phylotype proportion (adjusted for transcript abundance) in transcriptomic samples from naturally infected, fly-derived T. congolense metacyclics and the average VSG genomic profile of T. congolense [6] (mean ± SEM). Statistical analysis reveals that phylotype (P)2, P5, P6, P12, P14, and P15 are underrepresented in the transcriptomes (independent t-test, P-value < 0.001), while P4, P8, P9, P10, and P11 are significantly overrepresented (independent t-test, P-value < 0.001) in fly-derived metacyclic transcriptomes. Stars indicate statistically-significant results (independent t-test)

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