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- proper n. A taxonomic subfamily within the family Reduviidae — the kissing bugs.
Infections in humans occur where people live in close proximity to blood-sucking insect (Hemiptera; Triatominae) transmitters of An impressive feature of virulent T. cruzi is the high amount of extra-nuclear mitochondrial DNA known as the kinetoplast (kDNA), accounting for 15 to 30% of the total cellular DNA, with a massive number of minicircles in a catenated network
"Curto de Casas and Carcavallo (1984) studied the southern dispersion of Triatominae species and concluded that the critical climatic factor is the number of days with temperatures above 20oC"
Triatominae) that carries the parasite causing Chagas disease-an often-fatal infection that affects millions of people in Central and