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A darker chromatic variation of Rhodnius pallescens infected by specific genetic groups of Trypanosoma rangeli and Trypanosoma cruzi from Panama

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, July 2018
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Title
A darker chromatic variation of Rhodnius pallescens infected by specific genetic groups of Trypanosoma rangeli and Trypanosoma cruzi from Panama
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13071-018-3004-4
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Azael Saldaña, Ana María Santamaría, Vanessa Pineda, Vanessa Vásquez, Nicole L. Gottdenker, José E. Calzada

Abstract

Rhodnius pallescens, the only species of this genus reported in Panama, has a wide geographical distribution and is associated with most cases of Chagas disease and human infections with Trypanosoma rangeli in this country. Thus far, no phenotypic variants of this triatomine have been registered. Similarly, genotyping of the trypanosomes that infect this vector has only been partially evaluated. A total of 347 specimens of R. pallescens were collected in Attalea butyracea palm trees located near a mountainous community of the district of Santa Fe, province of Veraguas. Bugs were slightly longer and had a darker coloration compared to that reported for this species. Infection rates for trypanosomes performed with three PCR analyses showed that 41.3% of the adult triatomines were positive for T. cruzi, 52.4% were positive for T. rangeli and 28.6% had mixed T. cruzi/T. rangeli infections. Based on cox2 analysis, TcI was the single T. cruzi discrete typing unit (DTU) detected, and a genetic variant of KP1(-)/lineage C was the only genetic group found for T. rangeli. A darker chromatic variation of R. pallescens predominates in a mountainous region of Panama. These triatomines show high trypanosome infection rates, especially with T. rangeli. Regarding T. rangeli genetic diversity, complementary studies using other molecular markers are necessary to better define its phylogenetic position.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 40%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Professor 2 8%
Researcher 2 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Other 3 12%
Unknown 3 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 16%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 5 20%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 November 2018.
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#7,362,804
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#1,372
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