The Rhodnius prolixus CDC strain from the colony at the Centers for Disease Control in Georgia, Atlanta was used as the source for DNA. The original insects were collected by Charles B. Beard in Colombia (domestic dwelling/environment) and have been kept at the CDC for over 15 years.

Rhodnius prolixus

The kissing bug, Rhodnius prolixus is distributed in the Neotropic region (Mexico, Central and South America) and is one of the most efficient vectors of the causative agent of Chagas disease.

Genome assemblies and gene sets