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Title: Morphometric study of the genus Panstrongylus Berg, 1879 (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae)
Authors: Magalhães dos Santos, Carolina
Jurberg, José
Galvão, Cleber
Dayse da Silva, Rocha
Fernandez, Jaime Ivan Rodriguez
Keywords: Panstrongylus   - morphometry - Chagas disease vectors - Triatominae
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2003
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Citation: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 98 Num 7
Abstract: Morphometric Study of the Genus Panstrongylus   Berg, 1879 (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae) - The subfamily Triatominae is actually represented by 137 species distributed among 6 tribes and 19 genera. Within this subfamily, the genus Panstrongylus, Berg 1879, is composed by 13 species widespread in sylvatic, peridomestic, and domestic habitats of Neotropical regions. These species are vectors of Chagas disease and consequently are found associated with its main hosts, such as birds and mammals. Interest in species of this genus has been increasing in the last few years. Reports of several authors indicate these Triatominae to invade and colonize houses, increasing their epidemiological significance. Morphometry was used in this study to investigate correlations among possible closely related species. We measured 224 specimens among 13 species through a set of metric variables of the head. The results indicated that the genus Panstrongylus seems to be homogeneous since 10 of the 14 species were shown to be closely related.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/21478
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc03185
Rights: Copyright 2003 - Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz. Free, full-text also available from http://www.memorias.ioc.fiocruz.br.
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