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Variations of the External Male Genitalia in Three Populations of Triatoma infestans Klug, 1834

By Pires Herton Helder Rocha, Barbosa Silvia Ermelinda, Margonari Carina, Jurberg José and Diotaiuti Liléia

Abstract

Triatoma infestans is the triatomine that presents the greatest dispersion area in South America. However, it is not known whether the original characteristics of this insect remained in its long dispersion process. The purpose of this work was to study comparatively the external male genitalia of insects from different populations of T. infestans, two from Brazil (Minas Gerais and Bahia) and one from Bolivia (Cochabamba Valley), and to investigate the correlation between the morphological and behavioral variations. Differences were observed in one of the structures of the external genitalia (endosoma process) that could be used to characterize the insects from the three populations studied

Topics: Triatoma infestans, male genitalia, populational variation, Microbiology, QR1-502, Science, Q, DOAJ:Microbiology, DOAJ:Biology, DOAJ:Biology and Life Sciences, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, RC955-962, Special situations and conditions, RC952-1245, Internal medicine, RC31-1245, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Internal medicine, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde
Year: 1998
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:0380afac2f5f42abb6db98d2eb9dd8fb
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