Volume 99, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



The Triatominae subfamily is composed of 153 hematophagous species that are potential vectors of , the etiological agent of Chagas disease. Karyotypic studies in triatomines were initiated in 1909. There are 92 karyotypes described, all grouped into the tribes Rhodniini and Triatomini. Recently, a phylogenetic study of the triatomines that combines molecular data with geological changes was performed. We now discuss how the karyotype evolved with the diversification of the triatomines.


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  • Received : 04 Mar 2017
  • Accepted : 25 Jun 2017
  • Published online : 21 May 2018

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