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Biological aspects of Nyssomyia neivai (Diptera: Psychodidae) and improvements in laboratory colonization techniques

Abstract

Some sand fly species (Diptera:Psychodidae), vectors of leishmaniasis, are considered difficult to breed or present low productivity in laboratory. Such limitations hinder bioassays which need a large number of insects. The sand fly species Nyssomyia neivai (=Lutzomyia neivai), considered as vector of American cutaneous leishmaniasis, is one of those species. Attempts to maintain this species in the laboratory are scarce, followed protocols used for other species of sand flies and showed high mortality rates. The present study will investigate possible alternatives along the life cycle of N. neivai with the aim of increasing the knowledge of the basic biology of this species and improve breeding techniques to make them more specific and efficient. Basically four crucial aspects in the breeding process will be focused: source of blood feeding for females; source of sugar for adults; larval diet for immature stages and the search of oviposition pheromone. Increasing the performance of breeding techniques of N. neivai in laboratory, may stimulate more researches with the physiology, behavior and epidemiology of this species. (AU)

Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DA ROCHA SILVA, FLAVIA BENINI; MIGUEL, DANILO CICCONE; MACHADO, VICENTE ESTEVAM; CRUZ OLIVEIRA, WANDERSON HENRIQUE; GOULART, THAIS MARCHI; TOSTA, CHRISTIANN DAVIS; PINHEIRO, HILDETE PRISCO; PINTO, MARA CRISTINA. Influence of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis infection on the attractiveness of BALB/c mice to Nyssomyia neivai (Diptera: Psychodidae). PLoS One, v. 14, n. 4 APR 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GOULART, THAIS MARCHI; DA ROCHA SILVA, FLAVIA BENINI; MACHADO, VICENTE ESTEVAM; CRUZ OLIVEIRA, WANDERSON HENRIQUE; DE CASTRO, CAMILA FEITOSA; NOVA RODRIGUES, MARILI VILLA; PINTO, MARA CRISTINA. Breeding protocol for the sand fly Nyssomyia neivai (Diptera: Psychodidae) in laboratory conditions. Acta Tropica, v. 174, p. 102-105, OCT 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
GOULART, THAIS MARCHI; TOSTA, CHRISTIANN DAVIS; MACHADO, VICENTE ESTEVAM; DA ROCHA SILVA, FLAVIA BENINI; DE CASTRO, CAMILA FEITOSA; SAMILLAN ORTIZ, DENNYS GHENRY; CRUZ OLIVEIRA, WANDERSON HENRIQUE; PINTO, MARA CRISTINA. Solid phase microextraction, sand flies, oviposition pheromones, plaster of Paris and siloxanes What is in common?. Acta Tropica, v. 168, p. 50-53, APR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GOULART, THAIS MARCHI; DE CASTRO, CAMILA FEITOSA; MACHADO, VICENTE ESTEVAM; DA ROCHA SILVA, FLAVIA BENINI; PINTO, MARA CRISTINA. Techniques to improve the maintenance of a laboratory colony of Nyssomyia neivai (Diptera: Psychodidae). PARASITES & VECTORS, v. 8, AUG 16 2015. Web of Science Citations: 6.

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