The Chagas vector, Triatoma dimidiata (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), is panmictic within and among adjacent villages in Guatemala.

@article{Dorn2003TheCV,
  title={The Chagas vector, Triatoma dimidiata (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), is panmictic within and among adjacent villages in Guatemala.},
  author={Patricia L Dorn and Sergio G{\'o}mez Melgar and Vanessa Rouzier and Astrid Guti{\'e}rrez and Crescent Combe and Regina Guadalupe Rosales and Antonieta Rodas and Sarah Kott and Debra Salvia and Carlota M Monroy},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2003},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={436-40}
}
Trypanosoma cruzi, the hemoflagellate parasite and cause of Chagas disease in Latin America, is carried by Triatomine vectors, principally Triatoma dimidiata and Rhodnius prolixus in Central America. To assist control efforts and to understand the epidemiology of the disease in Guatemala, the population genetics of T. dimidiata was analyzed among three houses within a village and two adjacent villages in Guatemala. Eleven Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA-polymerase chain reaction (RAPD-PCR… CONTINUE READING

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