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American trypanosomiasis is a chronic disease transmitted mainly by vectors. The hematophagous triatomine vectors transmit… Expand We evaluated Trypanosoma cruzi infection rates by means of minicircle DNA-based polymerase chain reactions (PCRs) in 70 starved… Expand In the present study, the morphology, color pattern, chromosomal complement and aspects of meiosis in natural populations at the… Expand One important paradigm in host-parasite evolutionary biology is the ability of parasites to manipulate the phenotype of their… Expand es el vectorsilvestre en Chile. Este triatomino es una especiediurna exclusiva del pais y se encuentra entre losparalelos 18o y… Expand In this study, we quantify the home range of Mepraia spinolai, a wild vector of Trypanosoma cruzi, and the abundance of wild… Expand Molecular evidence showed 46.2% of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in Mepraia spinolai insects from North-Central Chile, which is… Expand Mepraia spinolai is a silvatic species of Triatominae which prefers microhabitats near to or in rock piles. It is also able to… Expand In a field collection performed at Pan de Azucar Island in Northern Chile, 95 specimens representing all instars of Mepraia… Expand BACKGROUND
Three triatomine species, Triatoma infestans, Mepraia spinolai and Mepraia gajardoi, are vectors for Chagas disease in… Expand