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Taxonomic revision of the species of Daidalotarsonemus deposited in the Acari collection of the United States National Museum of Natural History (USNM)

Grant number: 13/08402-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2013
Effective date (End): June 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:Antonio Carlos Lofego
Grantee:José Marcos Rezende
Supervisor abroad: Ronald Ochoa
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:11/19890-0 - Taxonomic revision of the species of Daidalotarsonemus de León (Acari: Tarsonemidae), phylogenetic analysis with morphological and molecular characters, and bioecological evaluation, BP.DR

Abstract

The genus Daidalotarsonemus De Leon has currently 25 described species. Approximately one third of the holotypes are deposited in the Acari collection of the United States National Museum of Natural History (USNM). Despite the importance of these species as plant mites, there are just a few studies for the genus. Thus, the aim of this study is the taxonomic review of the Daidalotarsonemus species deposited in the USNM Acari collection, located in Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (USDA - ARS) in Beltsville, MD, in responsibility of Dr. Ronald Ochoa. The holotypes and paratypes will be analyzed using phase contrast microscope. Morphological analysis will be made from features present in gnathosoma, idiosoma, legs and setae present throughout the body. Additionally, some species will be photographed by microscopy technique called "Low Temperature Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy" (FE - LTSEM). These images will be useful for interpretation of structures observed by common microscopy. (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)
REZENDE, JOSE M.; OCHOA, RONALD; LOFEGO, ANTONIO C. Ten new species of Daidalotarsonemus (Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae) from Costa Rica. International Journal of Acarology, v. 41, n. 6, p. 449-493, AUG 18 2015. Web of Science Citations: 3.
REZENDE, JOSE MARCOS; LOFEGO, ANTONIO CARLOS; OCHOA, RONALD; BAUCHAN, GARY. New species of Daidalotarsonemus and Excelsotarsonemus (Acari, Tarsonemidae) from the Brazilian rainforest. ZOOKEYS, n. 475, p. 1-36, 2015. Web of Science Citations: 12.
REZENDE, JOSE MARCOS; LOFEGO, ANTONIO CARLOS; OCHOA, RONALD. Two new species of Daidalotarsonemus (Acari: Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae) from Brazil. ACAROLOGIA, v. 55, n. 4, p. 435-448, 2015. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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