BOOK CHAPTERS

Botto-Mahan C, Correa JP & Quiroga N. Biología de los vectores silvetres Mepraia spinolaiMepraia gajardoi y Mepraia parapatrica. In “Enfermedad de Chagas en Chile”. M Canals (ed.). In press.

Medel R, Botto-Mahan C & González A. 2015. Ecología evolutiva de interacciones. In “1983-2013 treinta años de investigación en ciencias ecológicas: desde el trabajo de campo a la teoría”. V Montecino, R Bustamante & J Orlando (eds.). Editorial Universitaria, Santiago de Chile. Pag. 181-197.

Medel R, González-Browne C & Botto-Mahan C. 2014. Flower complexity and fractality: implications for plant-pollinator interactions. In “Frontiers in Ecology, Evolution and Complexity”. M Benitez, O Miramontes & A Valiente-Banuet (eds.). EditoraC3, CopIt-arXives. Pag. 31-37.

Botto-Mahan C. 2012. Darwin y la Enfermedad de Chagas a la luz del conocimiento actual. In “Darwin y la evolución: avances en la Universidad de Chile”. A Veloso & A Spotorno (eds.). Editorial Universitaria, Santiago de Chile. Pag. 335-356.

Botto-Mahan C & Acuña M. 2008. Hemípteros hematófagos. In “Zoología Médica II: Invertebrados”. M Canals & PE Cattan (eds.). Editorial Universitaria, Santiago de Chile. Pag. 285-299.

                  Micropterous male of Mepraia spinolai (Photograph by Vicente Valdés).

PUBLICATIONS LAST 5 YEARS (Complete CV here)

Correa JP, Bacigalupo A, Yefi-Quinteros E, Rojo G, Solari A, Cattan PE & Botto-Mahan C. 2020. Trypanosomatid infections among vertebrates of Chile: a systematic review. Pathogens, 9: 661.

San Juan E, Araya-Donoso R, Sandoval-Rodríguez A, Yáñez-Meza A,  Quiroga N & Botto-Mahan C. 2020. Lizards and rabbits may increase Chagas infection risk in the Mediterranean-type ecosystem of South America. Scientific Reports, 10: 1853.

Botto-Mahan C, Bacigalupo A, Correa JP, Fontúrbel FE, Cattan PE & Solari A. 2020. Prevalence, infected density or individual probability of infection? Assessing vector infection risk in the wild transmission of Chagas disease. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 287: 20193018.

Rojo G, Pèlissier F, Sandoval-Rodriguez A, Bacigalupo A, García V, Pinto R, Ortiz S, Botto-Mahan C, Cattan PE & Solari A. 2020. Organs infected with Trypanosoma cruzi and DTU identification in the naturally infected rodent Octodon degus. Experimental Parasitology, 215: 107931.

Estay-Olea D, de Bona S, Bacigalupo A, Quiroga N, San Juan E, Correa JP, Solari A, Botto-Mahan C. 2020. Trypanosoma cruzi could affect wild triatomine approaching behaviour to humans by altering vector nutritional status: a field test. Acta Tropica, 210: 105574.

Quiroga N, Muñoz MI, Pérez-Espinoza S, Penna M & Botto-Mahan C. 2020. Stridulation in the wild kissing bug Mepraia spinolai: description of the stridulatory organ and vibratory disturbance signal. Bioacoustics,29: 266-279.

Garrido R, Bacigalupo A, Peña-Gómez F, Bustamante RO, Cattan PE, Gorla D & Botto-Mahan C. 2019. Potential impact of climate change on geographical distribution of two wild vectors of Chagas disease in Chile: Mepraia spinolai and Mepraia gajardoi. Parasites & Vectors, 12: 478

McCabe A, Yañez F, Pinto R, López A, Ortiz S, Muñoz-San Martin C, Botto-Mahan C & Solari A. 2019. Survivorship of wild caught Mepraia spinolai nymphs: the effect of seasonality and Trypanosoma cruzi infection after feeding and fasting in the laboratory. Infection, Genetics, and Evolution, 71: 197-204.

Ihle-Soto C, Costoya E, Correa JP, Bacigalupo A, Cornejo-Villar B, Estadella V, Solari A, Ortiz S, Hernández HJ, Botto-Mahan C, Gorla DE & Cattan PE. 2019. Spatio-temporal characterization of Trypanosoma cruzi infection and discrete typing units infecting hosts and vectors from non-domestic foci of Central Chile. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 13: e7170.

Yáñez-Meza A, Landaeta-Aqueveque C, Quiroga N & Botto-Mahan C. 2019. Helminth infection in three native rodent species from a semiarid-Mediterranean ecosystem. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitoloy, 28: 119-125.

Sandoval-Rodríguez A, Rojo G, López A, Ortiz S, Saavedra M, Botto-Mahan C, Cattan PE & Solari A. 2019. Comparing vector competence of Mepraia gajardoi and Triatoma infestans by genotyping Trypanosoma cruzi discrete typing units present in naturally infected Octodon degus. Acta Tropica, 190: 119-122.

Cares RA, Sáez C, Medel R, Valiente-Banuet A & Botto-Mahan C. 2018. Frugivory and seed dispersal in the endemic cactus Eulychnia acida: extending the anachronism hypothesis to the Chilean Mediterranean ecosystem. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural, 91: 9.

Yáñez-Meza A, Moreno L & Botto-Mahan C. 2018. Ectoparasites of the endemic rodent Abrocoma bennetti (Hystricomorpha: Abrocomidae) from semiarid Chile. Gayana, 82: 93-96.

Rojo G, Sandoval-Rodríguez A, López A, Ortiz S, Correa JP, Saavedra M, Botto-Mahan C, Cattan PE & Solari A. 2017. Within-host temporal fluctuations of Trypanosoma cruzi discrete typing units: the case of the wild reservoir rodent Octodon degus. Parasites & Vectors, 10: 380.

Correa JP, Bacigalupo A, Botto-Mahan C, Bucarey S, Cattan PE, García de Cortázar R, Landaeta-Aqueveque C & Ramírez-Estrada J. 2017. First report of natural infection with Leptospira spp in Degu (Octodon degus) and Darwin’s Pericote (Phyllotis darwini) in Mediterranean Chile. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 53: 677-680.

Botto-Mahan C, Campos V & Medel R. 2017. Sex-dependent infection causes non-additive effects on of kissing bug fecundity. Ecology & Evolution, 7: 3552-3557.

Campos-Soto R, Ortiz S, Córdova I, Bruneau N, Botto-Mahan C & Solari A. 2016. Interactions between Trypanosoma cruzi the Chagas disease parasite and naturally infected wild Mepraia vectors of Chile. Vector-borne & Zoonotic Diseases, 16: 165-171.

Donoso MI, Cares RA, Fontúrbel F, Oda E, Ramírez PA & Botto-Mahan C. 2016. Temporal fluctuation in shrub species preferences by two native rodents: the effect of infection status on habitat use. Austral Ecology, 41: 512-518.

Campos-Soto R, Panzera F, Pita S, Lages C, Solari A & Botto-Mahan C. 2016. Experimental crosses between Mepraia gajardoi and M. spinolai and hybrid chromosome analyses reveal the occurrence of several isolation mechanisms. Infection, Genetics, and Evolution, 45: 205-212.

Jiménez C, Fontúrbel F, Oda E, Ramírez P & Botto-Mahan C. 2015. Parasitic infection alters rodent movement in a semiarid ecosystem. Mammalian Biology, 80: 255-259. 

González MF, Yáñez-Meza A, Cares RA, Welbourn C & Botto-Mahan C. 2015. First record of acari from the genus Leptus on the endemic triatomine Mepraia spinolai (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). International Journal of Acarology, 41: 393-394.

Botto-Mahan C, Rojo G, Sandoval-Rodríguez A, Peña F, Ortiz S & Solari A. 2015. Temporal variation in Trypanosoma cruzi lineages in the native rodent Octodon degus in semiarid Chile. Acta Tropica, 151: 178-181.

Correa JP, Bacigalupo A, Fontúrbel F, Oda E, Cattan PE, Solari A & Botto-Mahan C.2015. Spatial distribution of an infectious disease in a native small mammal community. Science of Nature, 102: 51.

Botto-Mahan C, Correa JP, Bacigalupo A, Campos-Soto R, Cattan PE & Solari A. 2015. Ecology of the endemic sylvatic triatomines of Chile. Parasitología Latinoamericana, 64: 12-19.

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