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Deciphering morphology in Triatominae: the evolutionary signals.
Many species of Triatominae show evidence for morphological plasticity. Frequent taxonomic questions arose from this variability leading to disputes about describing new subspecies, species or evenExpand
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Habitats, Dispersion and Invasion of Sylvatic Triatoma dimidiata (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) in Petén, Guatemala
Abstract Dispersion and invasion capacity of sylvatic populations of Triatoma dimidiata (Latreille) were investigated during 14 mo by means of experimental chicken coops installed in a nature reserveExpand
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House improvements and community participation in the control of Triatoma dimidiata re-infestation in Jutiapa, Guatemala.
The deterioration or absence of plaster walls in houses and poor hygienic conditions are the most important risk factors for indoor Triatoma dimidiata infestation in Guatemala. A cross-disciplinaryExpand
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Changes in Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colony Swarming and Survival Pre- and Postarrival of Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) in Louisiana
Abstract The impact of Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) on colonies of Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in southern Louisiana was evaluated by analyzing changesExpand
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Ecohealth interventions limit triatomine reinfestation following insecticide spraying in La Brea, Guatemala.
In this study, we evaluate the effect of participatory Ecohealth interventions on domestic reinfestation of the Chagas disease vector Triatoma dimidiata after village-wide suppression of the vectorExpand
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Risk factors for intradomiciliary infestation by the Chagas disease vector Triatoma dimidiatain Jutiapa, Guatemala.
Seventeen variables were evaluated as possible risk factors for the intradomiciliary infestation with Triatoma dimidiata in 644 houses in Jutiapa, Guatemala. During 2004 the houses were assessed forExpand
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Metric Variation Among Geographic Populations of the Chagas Vector Triatoma dimidiata (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) and Related Species
Abstract Eight Triatoma dimidiata populations from different geographic regions were compared along with related species using traditional morphometry of head characters. A method for removingExpand
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Sources of error in the estimation of mosquito infection rates used to assess risk of arbovirus transmission.
Infection rate is an estimate of the prevalence of arbovirus infection in a mosquito population. It is assumed that when infection rate increases, the risk of arbovirus transmission to humans andExpand
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Intraspecific Variability in Triatoma dimidiata (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) Populations from Guatemala Based on Chemical and Morphometric Analyses
Abstract The intraspecific variability of Triatoma dimidiata Latreille, a major vector of Chagas disease, was studied in four departments of Guatemala. Insects were collected from either domestic andExpand
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Reproductive isolation revealed in preliminary crossbreeding experiments using field collected Triatoma dimidiata (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) from three ITS-2 defined groups.
Triatoma dimidiata, a Chagas disease vector distributed in Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador, has been studied using genetic markers and four groups have been defined byExpand
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