Fluorescence in situ hybridization with (TTAGG)n telomeric probe (green signals) on mitotic and meiotic chromosomes (counterstained with DAPI in blue) of four Triatominae species. A Triatoma infestans (2n=22), spermatogonial prometaphase B Triatoma dimidiata (2n=23), spermatogonial prometaphase C Dipetalogaster maxima (2n=22), pachytene stage D Rhodnius prolixus (2n=22), first meiotic division showing 10 bivalents and two sex chromosomes (X and Y). Scale bar: 5 ┬Ám.

  Part of: Pita S, Panzera F, Mora P, Vela J, Palomeque T, Lorite P (2016) The presence of the ancestral insect telomeric motif in kissing bugs (Triatominae) rules out the hypothesis of its loss in evolutionarily advanced Heteroptera (Cimicomorpha). Comparative Cytogenetics 10(3): 427-437. https://doi.org/10.3897/compcytogen.v10i3.9960