Statistical phylogeography of Chagas disease vector Triatoma infestans: testing biogeographic hypotheses of dispersal.

@article{TorresPrez2011StatisticalPO,
  title={Statistical phylogeography of Chagas disease vector Triatoma infestans: testing biogeographic hypotheses of dispersal.},
  author={Fernando Torres-P{\'e}rez and Mariana Acu{\~n}a-Retamar and Joseph A. Cook and Antonella Bacigalupo and Alejandro Garcia Garcia and Pedro E. Cattan},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={167-74}
}
Chagas disease is one of the most important vector-borne diseases in Latin America. The disease, caused by the flagellate protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, is commonly transmitted to humans by Triatoma infestans in South America. Using mitochondrial DNA sequences, we assessed alternative biogeographic scenarios of dispersal of T. infestans using coalescence simulations. We also assessed phylogeographic structure and spatial genetics of T. infestans in Chile. Two major routes of dispersal in southern… CONTINUE READING

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