The spermatheca is present in all orders of insect and generally, there is one spermatheca per individual, although in Rhodnius prolixus
(Hemiptera, Reduviidae) and representatives of Culicidae and Caliphoridae (Diptera) have been reported multiple spermathecae with different morphologies (Pascini and Martins, 2017).
cruzi en el triatomino Rhodnius prolixus
y en humanos procedentes de los estados Trujillo y Zulia.
, when they successfully transformed a commensal symbiont in the hindgut lumen of Rhodnius prolixus
, Rhodococcus rhodnii, to express the cecropin A protein to kill the causative agent of Chagas disease, and Trypanosoma cruzi inside their host.
Alzogaray, "Fumigant insecticidal activity and repellent effect of five essential oils and seven monoterpenes on first-instar nymphs of Rhodnius prolixus
," Journal of Medical Entomology, vol.
Identification of uncoupling protein 4 from the blood-sucking insect Rhodnius prolixus
and its possible role on protection against oxidative stress.
 studied in detail the action of the Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) Triflumuron (TFM) in Rhodnius prolixus
, which is a model for triatomine biology.
"Actividad insecticida de extractos vegetales sobre Rhodnius prolixus
y Rhodnius pallescens (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)." Boletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental 47: 1 25-37.
From 2002-2010, we isolated the uncharacterized clones from humans; triatomine vectors (Panstrongylus geniculatus, Rhodnius prolixus
, and Triatoma venosa insects); and sylvatic mammalian hosts (Dasypus spp.
The researchers tested out the technique on two insect species, the first of which was the 'kissing bug' (Rhodnius prolixus
On a broader level, a novel class of aquaporins variously referred to as Rhodnius prolixus
integral protein-like channels (RPIPs), Lygus hesperus integral protein-like channels (LHIPs), or AQP4/5 clade C channels (Drake et al., 2010, 2015; Wallace et al., 2012; Benoit et al., 2014a, b; Fabrick et al., 2014; Goto et al., 2015), have recently been classified as entomoglyceroporins (Eglp), since they specifically evolved to become the major glycerol transporters in insects (Finn et al., 2015).