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Taxonomy and phylogeny of Idarnes walker 1843 and study of its relationships within Sycophaginae (Chalcidoidea)

Grant number: 12/19815-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2013
Effective date (End): March 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Rodrigo Augusto Santinelo Pereira
Grantee:Fernando Henrique Antoniolli Farache
Supervisor abroad: Jean-Yves Rasplus
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France  


Sycophaginae is the most diverse and abundant subfamily of wasps associated to Ficus in the Neotropical region. There are two genera belonging to this subfamily in the neotropics: Anidarnes Boucek 1993 e Idarnes Walker 1843. The candidate's PhD project intends to review Idarnes and analyze the phylogenetic relationships in the genus. The candidate intends to visit the CBGP-France to (1) review materials in Jean-Yves Rasplus' collection (greatest collection of fig wasps to date), mainly from Costa Rica, Mexico and French Guiana, (2) create a phylogenetic hypothesis to Idarnes based on morphology and molecular data and (3) analyze the phylogenetic relationships within Sycophaginae, including morphological and molecular characters, in order to improve the resolution of recent phylogenies. The phylogenetic relationships inferred using parsimony, likelihood and Bayesian methods will be discussed in light of morphological observations and host taxonomy and relationships. (AU)

Scientific publications
(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)
FARACHE, FERNANDO H. A.; RASPLUS, JEAN-YVES; AZAR, DANY; PEREIRA, RODRIGO A. S.; COMPTON, STEPHEN G. First record of a non-pollinating fig wasp (Hymenoptera: Sycophaginae) from Dominican amber, with estimation of the size of its host figs. Journal of Natural History, v. 50, n. 35-36, p. 2237-2247, 2016. Web of Science Citations: 5.
FARACHE, FERNANDO HENRIQUE ANTONIOLLI; RASPLUS, JEAN-YVES. Conidames, a new oriental genus of Sycophaginae (Hymenoptera, Agaonidae) associated with Ficus section Conosycea (Moraceae). ZOOKEYS, n. 539, p. 119-145, 2015. Web of Science Citations: 3.
ANTONIOLLI FARACHE, FERNANDO HENRIQUE; RASPLUS, JEAN-YVES. Revision of the Australasian genus Pseudidarnes Girault, 1927 (Hymenoptera, Agaonidae, Sycophaginae). ZOOKEYS, n. 404, p. 31-70, 2014. Web of Science Citations: 5.

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