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Nuclear rDNA-based molecular clock of the evolution of triatominae (Hemiptera: reduviidae), vectors of Chagas disease.
The evolutionary history and times of divergence of triatomine bug lineages are estimated from molecular clocks inferred from nucleotide sequences of the small subunit SSU (18S) and the secondExpand
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Phylogeography and Genetic Variation of Triatoma dimidiata, the Main Chagas Disease Vector in Central America, and Its Position within the Genus Triatoma
Background Among Chagas disease triatomine vectors, the largest genus, Triatoma, includes species of high public health interest. Triatoma dimidiata, the main vector throughout Central America and upExpand
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Morphometrics applied to medical entomology.
  • J. Dujardin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of…
  • 1 December 2008
Morphometrics underwent a revolution more than one decade ago. In the modern morphometrics, the estimate of size is now contained in a single variable reflecting variation in many directions, as manyExpand
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The ITS-2 of the nuclear rDNA as a molecular marker for populations, species, and phylogenetic relationships in Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), vectors of Chagas disease.
The nucleotide sequences of the rDNA second internal transcribed spacer (ITS-2) of 31 populations of 12 and 3 species of the two main Triatominae tribes Triatomini and Rhodniini, including the mostExpand
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Isozyme evidence of lack of speciation between wild and domestic Triatoma infestans (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) in Bolivia.
Wild and domestic Triatoma infestans from the Cochabamba region of Bolivia were virtually identical at 19 gene loci coding for enzymes. No allele was distinctive of either the wild or the domesticExpand
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Genomic Changes of Chagas Disease Vector, South America
We analyzed the main karyologic changes that have occurred during the dispersion of Triatoma infestans, the main vector of Chagas disease. We identified two allopatric groups, named Andean andExpand
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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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Mitochondrial DNA sequence variation among triatomine vectors of Chagas' disease.
Kissing bugs or triatomines (Reduviidae: Triatominae) are vectors of the Chagas' disease agent Trypanosoma cruzi. There is a current need for more sensitive tools for use in discrimination ofExpand
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The process of domestication in Triatominae.
The Triatominae represent a subfamily of the Reduviidae defined on the basis of their bloodsucking habit and associated characteristics. At present, 128 species are formally recognised, grouped intoExpand
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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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