José Manuel Latorre-Estivalis

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The thermal sense of triatomine bugs, vectors of Chagas disease, is unique among insects. Not only do these bugs exhibit the highest sensitivity to heat known in any animal up to date, but they can also perceive the infrared radiation emitted by the body of their warm-blooded hosts. The sensory basis of this capacity has just started to be unravelled. To(More)
BACKGROUND As a result of evolution, the biology of triatomines must have been significantly adapted to accommodate trypanosome infection in a complex network of vector-vertebrate-parasite interactions. Arthropod-borne parasites have probably developed mechanisms, largely still unknown, to exploit the vector-vertebrate host interactions to ensure their(More)
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