research data . Dataset . 2016

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  • Published: 18 Jan 2016
<div><p>The bloodsucking hemipteran <i>Rhodnius prolixus</i> is a vector of Chagas' disease, which affects 7–8 million people today in Latin America. In contrast to other hematophagous insects, the triatomine gut is compartmentalized into three segments that perform different functions during blood digestion. Here we report analysis of transcriptomes for each of the segments using pyrosequencing technology. Comparison of transcript frequency in digestive libraries with a whole-body library was used to evaluate expression levels. All classes of digestive enzymes were highly expressed, with a predominance of cysteine and aspartic proteinases, the latter showing a ...
free text keywords: Medicine, Biological Sciences, Anatomy and physiology, Digestive system, Digestive physiology, Digestive functions, Digestive regulation, Computational biology, Sequence analysis, genomics, Functional genomics, Zoology, Entomology, Infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases, Chagas disease, Vectors and hosts, Triatoma, transcriptome, digestive, tract, bloodsucking
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