2018
DOI: 10.1111/mve.12324
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Abstract: The identification of bloodmeal sources in triatomine bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) is important in understanding vector-host associations and in measuring the risk for Chagas' disease transmission. The bloodmeal sources of triatomines infected with Trypanosoma cruzi (Trypanosomatida: Trypanosomatidae) caught in houses in central Brazil (Goiás State and the Federal District) were investigated during 2012-2014. Mitochondrial cytochrome b amplicons were used to identify bloodmeals through high-resolution melting … Show more

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“…Triatomine insects are obligate blood feeding arthropods that feed broadly on mammals (including humans), birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even invertebrates 4 , 18 22 . Triatomines are distributed throughout the Americas 23 , where they are vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi , the protozoan parasite responsible for Chagas disease.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Triatomine insects are obligate blood feeding arthropods that feed broadly on mammals (including humans), birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even invertebrates 4 , 18 22 . Triatomines are distributed throughout the Americas 23 , where they are vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi , the protozoan parasite responsible for Chagas disease.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This species is commonly reported in entomological surveys in the northeast region of Brazil 18 , 19 , including in the state of Piauí 9 . Although usually found mainly in the peridomicile 9 , 19 and described as feeding on birds 20 , recent investigations have reported T. pseudomaculata inside houses and feeding on human blood in central Brazil, indicating the potential of this species for intradomicile colonization and T. cruzi transmission 21 .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…However, this assay requires species-specific antibodies and also has sensitivity problems [12,13]. In the last two decades, new molecular biology techniques were developed which greatly enhanced the accuracy and sensitivity required to properly identify the source of the hematophagous insects' blood meals [14][15][16].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%