Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (Vol. 91(4) , Jul./Aug. 1996) 


Chromosome Numbers in the Triatominae

(Hemiptera-Reduviidae): a Review

Francisco Panzera, Ruben Pérez*, Sonia Hornos*, Yanina Panzera, Rosario Cestau*, Verónica Delgado, Paula Nicolini

Sección Genética Evolutiva, Facultad de Ciencias, Montevideo, Uruguay

*Departamento de Genética, Facultad de Medicina, Montevideo, Uruguay

The chromosome numbers of 46 out of the 122 currently recognized species of Triatominae (Hemiptera, Reduviidae) are summarized. We present the number of autosomes, the sex mechanism and the first reference for each karyotype.

Key words: Chagas disease - cytogenetics - holocentric chromosomes -Triatominae


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