© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157075608X328062 Animal Biology 58 (2008) 227–233 www.brill.nl/ab A comparative study of testis follicles in species of Triatoma (Hemiptera, Triatominae) Simone P.C. Freitas 1,2 , Jacenir R. Santos-Mallet 2 , Jane Costa 3 , Ana Lúcia B. Souza 4 , José E. Serrão 5 , and Teresa C.M. Gonçalves 2, * 1 Departamento de Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, 36570-000, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brasil 2 Setor de Morfologia, Ultraestrutura e Bioquímica de Arthropódes e Parasitos, 21045-900, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - FIOCRUZ, Av. Brasil, 4365, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil 3 Laboratório de Biodiversidade Entomológica, 21045-900, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil 4 Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia, 45.206-510, Jequié, BA 5 Departamento de Biologia Geral, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, 36570-000, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brasil Abstract In order to determine the existence of diﬀ erentiation in the lengths of the testis follicles between three species and one subspecies of Triatoma a detailed morphometric analysis was carried out. Captures were performed at diﬀ erent sites where the species were described: Caicó, state of Rio Grande do Norte ( T. brasiliensis ), Petrolina, state of
Animal Biology – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2008
Keywords: MORPHOLOGY; REPRODUCTIVE TRACT MALE; CHAGAS' DISEASE VECTOR
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