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Study of mosquito Aedes aegypti frequency wings beat using intelligent sensors: simulation of different environmental conditions in laboratory

Grant number: 16/24622-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2018
Effective date (End): March 28, 2021
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Applied Ecology
Principal researcher:Juliano José Corbi
Grantee:Barbara Lepretti de Nadai
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

In recent years there has been an increase in the number of cases of mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika. All of these diseases have in common the Aedes aegypti mosquito as the main vector, and have been the target of study worldwide. This mosquito is highly adapted to urban conditions, resulting in its great development and dissipation in urban centers. The diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti generate impacts both on public health and on the economy, affecting not only Brazil, but also other countries, especially those located in tropical and subtropical areas. Population control of the mosquito is fundamental in the strategy to reduce the transmission of diseases. However, there is great difficulty in controlling or eliminating mosquito Ae. Aegypti due to its high adaptability. In this sense, researchers have been studying the development of technological innovations with the aim of combating Ae. Aegypti. One of these innovations is the use of intelligent sensors, which are capable of capturing the frequency of mosquito's wing beat. However, it is also necessary to know the environmental changes that can affect the development, longevity and fecundity of the mosquito. Thus, the objective of this work is to study in detail the frequency of the beating of the wings of the Aedes aegypti mosquito in intelligent laser sensors, in different environmental conditions simulated in laboratory. (AU)

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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)
MOURA, LIDIA; DE NADAI, BARBARA L.; BERNEGOSSI, ALINE C.; FELIPE, MAYARA C.; CASTRO, GLEYSON B.; CORBI, JULIANO J. Be quick or be dead: high temperatures reduce Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) larval development time and pyriproxyfen larvicide efficiency in laboratory conditions. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TROPICAL INSECT SCIENCE, JAN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MOURA, LIDIA; DE NADAI, BARBARA LEPRETTI; CORBI, JULIANO J. What does not kill it does not always make it stronger: High temperatures in pyriproxyfen treatments produce Aedes aegypti adults with reduced longevity and smaller females. JOURNAL OF ASIA-PACIFIC ENTOMOLOGY, v. 23, n. 2, p. 529-535, JUN 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
FELIPE, M. C.; BERNEGOSSI, A. C.; CASTRO, G. B.; PINHEIRO, F. R.; NADAI, B. L.; CARDOSO-SILVA, B. N.; CORBI, J. J. The use of an Allonais inaequalis reproduction test as an ecotoxicological bioassay. ECOTOXICOLOGY, v. 29, n. 5 MAY 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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