Short-term experiment showing
numbers in the gut of
Rhodnius prolixus. Parasite numbers in R. prolixus 5th instar nymphs were analysed in anterior midgut and posterior midgut plus rectum at different days after feeding. The insects were fed on inactivated blood containing 1 × 106 epimastigotes/mL T. rangeli Macias strain. Bars represent mean ± SEM of three independent experiments each with five insects (n=15). Means were compared using one-way ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis test; ***p < 0.001 and *p < 0.05.