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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 93, No. 4, 1998, pp. 479-483
Bioline Code: oc98093
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 93, No. 4, 1998, pp. 479-483

 en Variations of the external male genitalia in three populations of Triatoma infestans Klug, 1834
Herton Helder Rocha Pires; Silvia Ermelinda Barbosa; Carina Margonari; Jose Jurberg & Lileia Diotaiuti

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.

Keywords
Triatoma infestans - male genitalia - populational variation

 
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