About Rhodnius prolixus
Rhodnius prolixus is a triatomine vector of the Chagas disease parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, in South and Central America. Chagas disease is a chronic condition which affects 8 to 10 million people and is the cause of around 20,000 deaths per year. Triatomine insects release parasites in their faeces immediately after a blood meal. Infection occurs after the human host scratches the bite area, thus transferring parasites into the bite wound.
Picture credit (public domain): Dr. Erwin Huebner 2009
Taxonomy ID 13249
Data source VectorBase
This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:
EST, RNA-seq, and Protein Alignments
The Transcript Consensus software attempts to find the most supported transcript(s) from clusters of gene models based on protein evidence. This was used to map bee, wasp, moth, aphid, hemipteran, arthropod, insect, metazoan, and eukaryote proteins onto the Rhodnius prolixus genome. (Example: GL563039:195375-213200).
Approximately 1800 community annotations are mapped to the genome (Example: GL563109:1120000-1180000).