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Trypanosoma cruzi: adaptation to its vectors and its hosts
American trypanosomiasis is a parasitic zoonosis that occurs throughout Latin America. The etiological agent, Trypanosoma cruzi, is able to infect almost all tissues of its mammalian hosts andExpand
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Integrate study of a Bolivian population infected by Trypanosoma cruzi, the agent of Chagas disease.
A cross section of a human population (501 individuals) selected at random, and living in a Bolivian community, highly endemic for Chagas disease, was investigated combining together clinical,Expand
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Origin and phylogeography of the Chagas disease main vector Triatoma infestans based on nuclear rDNA sequences and genome size.
For about half of all Chagas disease cases T. infestans has been the responsible vector. Contributing to its genetic knowledge will increase our understanding of the capacity of geographic expansionExpand
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Natural ecotopes of Triatoma infestans dark morph and other sylvatic triatomines in the Bolivian Chaco.
A survey of natural ecotopes of Triatoma infestans dark morph and other triatomine sylvatic species was performed in an uninhabited area of the Bolivian Chaco. Among the 321 triatomines collected byExpand
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Chagas disease in the Amazon Basin: association of Panstrongylus geniculatus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) with domestic pigs.
Just over 100 autochthonous cases of Chagas disease are reported from the Brazilian Amazon Basin. Panstrongylus geniculatus (Latreille) occurs throughout the region and is the known vector ofExpand
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Mitochondrial DNA variation of Triatoma infestans populations and its implication on the specific status of T. melanosoma.
DNA sequence comparison of 412 base-pairs fragments of the mitochondrial cytochrome B gene was used to infer the genetic structure of nine geographical Triatoma infestans populations and theirExpand
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Detection of sylvatic dark morphs of Triatoma infestans in the Bolivian Chaco.
Institut Francais de Recherche Scientifique pour leDeveloppement en Cooperation (ORSTOM), CP 9214,La Paz, Bolivia *Instituto Boliviano de Biologia deAltura, CP 641, La Paz, Bolivia **Museo deExpand
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Molecular Population Genetics and Phylogeography of the Chagas Disease Vector Triatoma infestans in South America
ABSTRACT Knowledge of the genetic variability, population structure, and evolutionary history of Triatoma infestans may be useful for developing rational vector control strategies. A 661-bp fragmentExpand
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