Our understanding of Glossina fuscipes fuscipes, a major vector of sleeping sickness, has
been severely constrained by a lack of genetic markers for mapping and population genetic
studies. Here we present 10 newly developed microsatellite loci for this tsetse species.
Heterozygosity levels in Moyo, an Ugandan population, averaged 0.57, with only two loci
showing very low heterozygosity. Five loci carried more than six alleles. Together with five
recently published microsatellite loci, this brings the number of available microsatellite loci
for this species to 15. Their availability will greatly facilitate future studies on the genetics
of this important human disease vector.