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Title: Molecular bases of sensory processes in kissing bugs, vectors of Chagas disease
Authors: Latorre-Estivalis, Jose Manuel
Lorenzo, Marcelo Gustavo
Affilliation: CREG-UNLP. Argentina.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Rene Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.
Abstract: Sensory processes represent an information gathering interface between animals and their surrounding world. Therefore, they serve to scan the environment for resources and threats. The behavior of kissing bugs has been studied to aid their control because they transmit Chagas disease to humans. Besides, a few triatomines represent important insect models since Wigglesworth times. These hematophagous insects rely on different sensory systems to scan their environment for blood-sources, mating partners, and hiding places. The study of the molecular bases of sensory processes has undergone a dramatic progress due the advent of new technologies allowing mass-sequencing of genes. Here, we focus on reviewing the fundamental knowledge gathered to date about the molecular bases of kissing bug sensory processes.
Keywords: Triatomines
Chagas disease
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: LATORRE-ESTIVALIS, Jose Manuel; LORENZO, Marcelo Gustavo. Molecular bases of sensory processes in kissing bugs, vectors of Chagas disease. Current Opinion in Insect Science, v. 34, p. 80-84, 2019.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cois.2019.03.010
ISSN: 2214-5745
Copyright: open access
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