kissing bug

The kissing bug, Rhodnius prolixus is distributed in the Neotropic region (Mexico, Central and South America) and is one of the most efficient vectors of the causative agent of Chagas disease.

Rhodnius prolixus


An enhanced gene build for Rhodnius prolixus has been included as part of the VB-2012-04 release. The high number of transcripts has been reduced.

At the present time, the following data are available:


The Rhodnius prolixus CDC strain from the colony at the Centers for Disease Control in Georgia, Atlanta was used as the source for DNA. The original insects were collected by Charles B. Beard in Colombia (domestic dwelling/environment) and have been kept at the CDC for over 15 years.

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