Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Triatoma brasiliensis
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Triatoma brasiliensis
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
Triatoma brasiliensis Neiva, 1911 is now considered the most important Chagas disease vector in the semiarid areas of northeastern Brazil. T. brasiliensis occurs in 12 Brazilian states, including Maranhão, Piauí, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, and Paraíba.
T. brasiliensis is native to this part of Brazil, and thus persists in the natural environment. This makes control problematic (see below).
Control[edit source | edit]
The control strategies against this vector are very complex due to its capacity to infest natural and artificial environments presenting high levels of population density.
References[edit source | edit]
- Costa J, Peterson AT, Beard CB (2002) Ecologic niche modeling and differentiation of populations of Triatoma brasiliensis Neiva, 1911, the most important Chagas' disease vector in northeastern Brazil (hemiptera, reduviidae, triatominae). Am J Trop Med Hyg 67:516-20
- Costa J, Almeida CE, Dotson EM, Lins A, Vinhaes M, Silveira AC, Beard CB 2003a. The epidemiologic importance of Triatoma brasiliensis as a Chagas disease vector in Brazil: a revision of domiciliary captures during 1993-1999. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 98: 443-449.
- Costa J, Almeida CE, Dujardin JP, Beard CB 2003b. Crossing experiments detect genetic incompatibility among populations of Triatoma brasiliensis Neiva, 1911 (Heteroptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae). Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 98: 637-639.
- Lent H, Wygodzinsky P (1979) Revision of the Triatominae (Hemiptera, Reduviidae), and their significance as vectors of Chagas disease. Bull Am Mus Nat Hist 163:123–520.
- Diotaiuti L, Faria-Filho OF, Carneiro FC, Dias JC, Pires HH, Schofield CJ 2000. Aspectos operacionais do controle de Triatoma brasiliensis. Cad Saúde Pública 16 (Supl. 2): 61-67.
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