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Title: TriatoKey: a web and mobile tool for biodiversity identification of Brazilian triatomine species
Authors: Oliveira, Luciana Marcia de
Brito, Raissa Nogueira de
Guimaraes, Paul Anderson Souza
Santos, Romulo Vitor Mastrangelo Amaro dos
Diotaiuti, Lileia Goncalves
Souza, Rita de Cássia Moreira de
Ruiz, Jeronimo Conceiçao
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Rene Rachou. Grupo Informatica de Biossistemas e Genomica. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil/Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Programa de Pos Graduação em Bioinformatica. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil/Centro Universitario UNA. Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas e da Saude. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Rene Rachou. Laboratorio de Triatomıneos. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Rene Rachou. Grupo Informatica de Biossistemas e Genomica. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil/ Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Programa de Pos Graduação em Bioinformatica. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Rene Rachou. Grupo Informatica de Biossistemas e Genomica. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Rene Rachou. Laboratorio de Triatomıneos. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Rene Rachou. Laboratorio de Triatomıneos. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Rene Rachou. Grupo Informatica de Biossistemas e Genomica. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Abstract: Triatomines are blood-sucking insects that transmit the causative agent of Chagas disease, Trypanosoma cruzi. Despite being recognized as a difficult task, the correct taxonomic identification of triatomine species is crucial for vector control in Latin America, where the disease is endemic. In this context, we have developed a web and mobile tool based on PostgreSQL database to help healthcare technicians to overcome the difficulties to identify triatomine vectors when the technical expertise is missing. The web and mobile version makes use of real triatomine species pictures and dichotomous key method to support the identification of potential vectors that occur in Brazil. It provides a user example-driven interface with simple language. TriatoKey can also be useful for educational purposes.
Keywords: Triatomines
Chagas disease
keywords: triatomineos
Doença de Chagas
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Oxford Journals
Citation: OLIVEIRA, Luciana Marcia de et al. TriatoKey: a web and mobile tool for biodiversity identification of Brazilian triatomine species. Database, 2017.
DOI: 10.1093/database/bax033
ISSN: 1758-0463
Copyright: restricted access
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