María J. Blariza

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Triatoma infestans (Klug) is the main vector of Chagas' disease in the Southern Cone of Latin America between the latitudes 10° S and 46° S. The long-term effectiveness of the control campaigns is greatly dependent upon the vector population structure. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genes have been used in a number of T. infestans population genetic analyses.(More)
The reproductive success of all oviparous species depends on vitellogenin (Vg) biosynthesis and its accumulation in the developing oocytes. The expression levels of two Vg genes (Vg1 and Vg2) were analyzed by qPCR and western blot in fat body and ovaries of adult females, at different times after ecdysis (pre-vitellogenic phase) and after blood feeding of(More)
Two vitellogenin genes (Vg1 and Vg2) were identified in the Chagas' disease vector Triatoma infestans. The putative coding sequence corresponding to Vg2 was found to be 5553bp long, encoding 1851 amino acids in a single open reading frame. The comparative analysis of the deduced amino acid sequences from Vg1 and Vg2 cDNA fragments of T. infestans revealed(More)
Cytochrome P450 monooxygenases play a predominant role in the metabolism of insecticides. Many insect P450 genes have frequently been associated with detoxification processes allowing the insect to become tolerant or resistant to insecticides. The increases of expression of P450 genes at transcriptional level are often consider responsible for increasing(More)
AbstractHere we apply inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers to explore the fine-scale genetic structure and dispersal in populations of Triatoma infestans. Five selected primers from 30 primers were used to amplify ISSRs by polymerase chain reaction. A total of 90 polymorphic bands were detected across 134 individuals captured from 11 peridomestic(More)
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