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Anatomy and morphology of the diplopod Gymnostreptus olivaceus (Diplopoda, Spirostreptidae) nervous system and evaluation of the insecticide deltamethrin effects on this system

Grant number: 12/24562-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 28, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Morphology - Histology
Principal Investigator:Carmem Silvia Fontanetti Christofoletti
Grantee:Annelise Francisco
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil


Diplopods constitute the third largest terrestrial arthropod class, they are important soil fauna members, because they act as decomposers, participating in cycling and disposal of nutrients present in decomposing organic matter, assisting in the soil humification process. Although its population is usually formed by little groups, environmental factors may trigger population explosions that take large numbers of these animals to the urban environment, causing inconvenience to the general human population. Thus, some insecticides like deltamethrin, have been applied in order to control the diplopods invasion in residences. Such insecticide is generally characterized by having action on the nervous system, however, its effects on diplopods have not been analyzed yet. Additionally, there are few studies about the morphology and structure of diplopods nervous system. Thereby, the present project aims to elucidate the anatomy and morphology of the Gymnostreptus olivaceus species nervous system and evaluate the deltamethrin effects in this system through morphological analysis by light and confocal microscopies.

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)
FRANCISCO, ANNELISE; NUNES, PABLO H.; NOCELLI, ROBERTA C. F.; FONTANETTI, CARMEM S. Changes in Synapsin Levels in the Millipede Gymnostreptus olivaceus Schubart, 1944 Exposed to Different Concentrations of Deltamethrin. Microscopy and Microanalysis, v. 22, n. 1, p. 48-54, FEB 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.
FRANCISCO, ANNELISE; FONTANETTI, CARMEM S. Diplopods and Agrochemicals-a Review. WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION, v. 226, n. 3 MAR 2015. Web of Science Citations: 1.
FRANCISCO, ANNELISE; NOCELLI, ROBERTA C. F.; FONTANETTI, CARMEM S. The nervous system of the neotropical millipede Gymnostreptus olivaceus Schubart, 1944 (Spirostreptida, Spirostreptidae) shows an additional cell layer. ANIMAL BIOLOGY, v. 65, n. 2, p. 133-150, 2015. Web of Science Citations: 1.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
FRANCISCO, Annelise. Anatomia e morfologia do sistema nervoso do diplópodo Gymnostreptus olivaceus (Spirostreptida, Spirostreptidae) e avaliação dos efeitos do inseticida deltametrina neste sistema. 2015. 119 f. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Instituto de Biociências (Campus de Rio Claro)..

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