Karyotype Evolution of Chagas Disease Vectors (Hemiptera, Triatominae)

Kaio Cesar Chaboli Alevi Laboratório de Biologia Celular, Departamento de Biologia, Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, IBILCE/UNESP. Rua Cristóvão Colombo, São José do Rio Preto, São Paul, Brazil;

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Jader de Oliveira Laboratório de Parasitologia, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, FCFAR/UNESP. Rodovia Araraquara-Jaú km 1, Araraquara, São Paul, Brazil

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João Aristeu da Rosa Laboratório de Parasitologia, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, FCFAR/UNESP. Rodovia Araraquara-Jaú km 1, Araraquara, São Paul, Brazil

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Maria Tercília Vilela de Azeredo-Oliveira Laboratório de Biologia Celular, Departamento de Biologia, Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, IBILCE/UNESP. Rua Cristóvão Colombo, São José do Rio Preto, São Paul, Brazil;

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The Triatominae subfamily is composed of 153 hematophagous species that are potential vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, 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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Address correspondence to Kaio Cesar Chaboli Alevi, Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, IBILCE/UNESP, Rua Cristóvão Colombo, 2265, Jardim Nazareth, CEP 15054-000, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil. E-mail: kaiochaboli@hotmail.com

Authors’ addresses: Kaio Cesar Chaboli Alevi and Maria Tercília Vilela de Azeredo- Oliveira, Departamento de Biologia, Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, Rua Cristóvão Colombo, 2265, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil, E-mails: kaiochaboli@hotmail.com and tercilia@ibilce.unesp.br. Jader Oliveira and João Aristeu da Rosa, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, Rod. Araraquara-Jaú, Km 1, Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil, E-mails: jdr.oliveira@hotmail.com and joaoaristeu@gmail.com.

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