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Studies of diversity, molecular characterization and susceptibility to agrochemicals in soil and edaphic mites in coffee agroecosystem

Grant number: 06/05798-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2007
Effective date (End): July 31, 2009
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Plant Health
Principal Investigator:Mário Eidi Sato
Grantee:Jeferson Luiz de Carvalho Mineiro
Host Institution: Instituto Biológico (IB). Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA). Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento (São Paulo - Estado). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Coffee represents one of the crops of major social and economic importance in Brazil. Some species of pest mites such as Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes) and Oligonychus ilicis (McGregor) cause significant damage to the crop in the country. The first species, B. phoenicis, is associated to the coffee ringspot virus. The objectives of this project are to study the interactions among the different species of mites present in coffee plantation (e.g. predaceous x phytophagous mites; predaceous x predaceous mites); to study the distribution and dynamics of mites in the coffee plantation, on the different parts of the plant [leaves (leaf surface and domatia), branches and stem], in soil and on weeds. In the case of mites of the family Stigmaeidae, studies on susceptibility to agrochemicals and molecular characterization of some species will also be carried out. With this study, it will be possible to have a global view on the diversity and distribution of mites on the different substrates (part of plant, soil or weed); bringing information on the possible migrations of mites from a substrate to another, as well as on the possible interactions among the different species of mites present on the coffee agro-ecosystem. This kind of information is of fundamental importance for the establishment of integrated pest management programs in the state of Sao Paulo. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
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JEFERSON LUIZ DE CARVALHO MINEIRO; WILSON RODRIGUES DA SILVA; RICARDO ADAIME DA SILVA. Ácaros em fruteiras e outras plantas no Estado de Amapá. Biota Neotropica, v. 9, n. 2, p. 103-106, . (06/05798-7)
DE CARVALHO MINEIRO, JEFERSON LUIZ; MARTINS GOMES DE CASTRO, TATIANE MARIE; DE MORAES, GILBERTO JOSE. Description of a new species and complementary description of a known species of Iphiseiodes De Leon (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Zootaxa, n. 2876, p. 30-34, . (06/05798-7)
MINEIRO, JEFERSON L. DE C.; LINDQUIST, EVERT E.; DE MORAES, GILBERTO J.. Edaphic ascid mites (Acari: Mesostigmata: Ascidae) from the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with description of five new species. Zootaxa, n. 2024, p. 1-32, . (06/05798-7)
JEFERSON LUIZ DE CARVALHO MINEIRO; ADALTON RAGA; MÁRIO EIDI SATO; ANDRÉ LUIZ MATIOLI; LUIZ HENRIQUE CHORFI BERTON. Ácaros de cafeeiro (Coffea spp.) no Estado de São Paulo, Brasil: Parte II. Prostigmata. Biota Neotropica, v. 10, n. 4, p. 215-225, . (06/05798-7)

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