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Geometric morphometrics for the taxonomy of 11 species of Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) mosquitoes
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Wing shape was able to separate the closest species of the subgenus Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) from the remaining species, and a combination of 12 landmarks collected not only on the intersections of wing veins, but also on spots gave excellent reclassification scores. Expand
Outline-based morphometrics, an overlooked method in arthropod studies?
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The present survey makes a case for the outline method, here based on elliptic Fourier analysis, for the recognition of close or cryptic forms, and offers the possibility to study a wider range of anatomical structures and thus, a larger range of arthropods. Expand
Genetic, Cytogenetic and Morphological Trends in the Evolution of the Rhodnius (Triatominae: Rhodniini) Trans-Andean Group
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The results suggest that the diversification of the two R. pallescens lineages was mainly influenced by biogeographical events such as the emergence of the Panama Isthmus, while the origin and divergence of R. colombiensis was associated with the development of particular genetic and chromosomal features that act as isolation mechanisms from its sister species R. Pallescens. Expand
Rhodnius barretti, a new species of Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) from western Amazonia
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Rhodnius barretti is strikingly aggressive and adults may invade houses flying from peridomestic palms, and must therefore be regarded as a potential Trypanosoma cruzi vector in the Napo ecoregion, where Chagas disease is endemic. Expand
Eco-geographical differentiation among Colombian populations of the Chagas disease vector Triatoma dimidiata (Hemiptera: Reduviidae).
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The genetic heterogeneity among Colombian populations correlates with the eco-epidemiological and morphological traits observed in this species across regions within the country, and should be taken into consideration for the development of vector control strategies and entomological surveillance. Expand
Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Aedes aegypti Larval Sites in Bello, Colombia
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Niche models appear to offer a superior option for predictive evaluation of dengue transmission risk and anticipating the potential for outbreaks, and showed low omission error with high confidence levels. Expand
Morphometric and molecular differentiation of a Rhodnius robustus-like form from R. robustus Larousse, 1927 and R. prolixus Stal, 1859 (Hemiptera, Reduviidae).
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Results suggest that the Puerto Asís haplotype could be the one found by Abad-Franch and Monteiro (2005), and could represent a valuable help in the entomological surveillance related to the control of Chagas disease in the South of Colombia and North of Ecuador. Expand
Development of a geographical distribution model of Rhodnius pallescens Barber, 1932 using environmental data recorded by remote sensing.
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This study showed that a reduced number of environmental variables can predict the distribution of R. pallescens and related species, which can be very useful to make critical decisions for vectorial surveillance and control of Chagas disease vectors. Expand
Geometric Morphometrics of Nine Field Isolates of Aedes aegypti with Different Resistance Levels to Lambda-Cyhalothrin and Relative Fitness of One Artificially Selected for Resistance
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Wing shape, more than wing size, was strongly correlated with resistance levels to lambda-cyhalothrin in field isolates, but founder effects of culture in the laboratory seem to change wing shape more easily than artificial selection for resistance to that insecticide. Expand
Morphometric and molecular evidence of intraspecific biogeographical differentiation of Rhodnius pallescens (HEMIPTERA: REDUVIIDAE: RHODNIINI) from Colombia and Panama.
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Compared populations from Colombia and Panama based on the morphometric analyses of wings, mitochondrial cytochrome b (cyt b) gene sequencing, and genomic DNA measurements indicate R. pallescens comprises two evolutionary lineages with genetic and morphological differences that could be explained by their geographic isolation in distinct ecological zones. Expand
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