P L Dorn
Affiliation: Loyola University
- Hypothesis testing clarifies the systematics of the main Central American Chagas disease vector, Triatoma dimidiata (Latreille, 1811), across its geographic rangePatricia L Dorn
Department of Biological Sciences, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, United States Electronic address
Infect Genet Evol 44:431-43. 2016..Based on increased support by hypothesis testing, we propose an updated systematic hypothesis for T. dimidiata based on extensive taxon sampling and analysis of both mitochondrial and nuclear genes. ..
- Low prevalence of Chagas parasite infection in a nonhuman primate colony in LouisianaPatricia L Dorn
Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, USA
J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 51:443-7. 2012..The NHP at this center are bred for use in scientific research, and the effects of the Chagas parasite on infected primates could confuse the interpretation of other studies...
- Two distinct Triatoma dimidiata (Latreille, 1811) taxa are found in sympatry in Guatemala and MexicoPatricia L Dorn
Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e393. 2009..This work contributes to an understanding of the taxonomy and population subdivision of T. dimidiata, essential for designing effective control strategies...
- Comparison of polymerase chain reaction on fresh tissue samples and fecal drops on filter paper for detection of Trypanosoma cruzi in Rhodnius prolixusP L Dorn
Department of Biological Sciences, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, USA
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 96:503-5. 2001..PCR detection of Trypanosoma cruzi in Rhodnius prolixus using fresh tissue or fecal drops on filter paper showed comparable results: 38.7% infection rate using the fresh tissue sample and 37.9% by dried fecal drop...
- Autochthonous transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi, LouisianaPatricia L Dorn
Department of Biological Sciences, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 13:605-7. 2007..The patient had positive test results from 2 serologic tests and hemoculture. Fifty-six percent of 18 Triatoma sanguisuga collected from the house of the patient were positive for T. cruzi by PCR...
- Triatoma dimidiata (Latreille, 1811): a review of its diversity across its geographic range and the relationship among populationsPatricia L Dorn
Department of Biological Sciences, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
Infect Genet Evol 7:343-52. 2007..To effectively target this vector, it will be necessary to clearly understand how "T. dimidiata" is genetically partitioned both at the taxonomic and population level...
- The Chagas vector, Triatoma dimidiata (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), is panmictic within and among adjacent villages in GuatemalaPatricia L Dorn
Department of Biological Sciences, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70131, USA
J Med Entomol 40:436-40. 2003..Therefore the geographic coverage necessary for effective control must include, at least, the area encompassing adjacent villages...
- High Trypanosoma cruzi (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) prevalence in Triatoma sanguisuga (Hemiptera: Redviidae) in southeastern LouisianaK Cesa
Department of Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
J Med Entomol 48:1091-4. 2011..We report on seasonal activity pattern, T. cruzi prevalence in T. sanguisuga, and attempts at insect exclusion and control at the case residence...
- High genetic diversity in a single population of Triatoma sanguisuga (LeConte, 1855) inferred from two mitochondrial markers: Cytochrome b and 16S ribosomal DNAN de la Rua
Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
Infect Genet Evol 11:671-7. 2011..The genetic distance of Group 1 from Group 2 suggests that Group 1 could represent a sub-species as this level of divergence is similar to that observed among other triatomine subspecies...
- A preliminary assessment of genetic differentiation of Triatoma dimidiata (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) in Guatemala by random amplification of polymorphic DNA-polymerase chain reactionClaudia I Calderon
Laboratorio de Entomología Aplicada y Parasitología, Escuela de Biologia, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas y Farmacia, Universidad de San Carlos, Edificio T 10 Ciudad Universitaria Zona 12, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
J Med Entomol 41:882-7. 2004....
- Salivary protein profiles distinguish triatomine species and populations of Triatoma dimidiata (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)Sandy Steffany Pineda
Laboratorio de Entomología Aplicada y Parasitología, Escuela de Biologia, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas y Farmacia, Universidad de San Carlos, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
J Med Entomol 45:52-8. 2008..No difference in protein banding pattern was observed among populations from domestic and peridomestic ecotopes from the same region...