Salivation pattern of Rhodnius prolixus (Reduviidae; Triatominae) in mouse skin.

  title={Salivation pattern of Rhodnius prolixus (Reduviidae; Triatominae) in mouse skin.},
  author={Adriana Coelho Soares and Juliana Carvalho-Tavares and Nelder Figueiredo Gontijo and V{\^a}nia Cristina dos Santos and Mauro M Teixeira and Marcos H Pereira},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  volume={52 5},
The objective of this work was to study the pattern of salivation of triatomines during feeding in mouse skin. Rhodnius prolixus was fed with a solution of the dye acridine orange or fluorescein. The saliva was efficiently labelled with acridine orange, probably due to the difference in pH between the salivary gland (6.0) and the hemolymph (6.5-7.0). This procedure was not effective at labelling the saliva of Triatoma infestans, however, fluorescent labelling of R. prolixus saliva allowed us to… CONTINUE READING


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