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Solid phase microextraction, sand flies, oviposition pheromones, plaster of Paris and siloxanes What is in common?

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Author(s):
Goulart, Thais Marchi ; Tosta, Christiann Davis ; Machado, Vicente Estevam ; da Rocha Silva, Flavia Benini ; de Castro, Camila Feitosa ; Samillan Ortiz, Dennys Ghenry ; Cruz Oliveira, Wanderson Henrique ; Pinto, Mara Cristina
Total Authors: 8
Document type: Journal article
Source: Acta Tropica; v. 168, p. 50-53, APR 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Sand flies are natural hosts of various microorganisms. Due to their epidemiological importance, sand fly colonies are kept in laboratories to be studied in terms of their biology and vector/host/parasite interactions. In order to investigate the presence of oviposition pheromones in Nyssomyia neivai, experiments using Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) were performed. However, siloxanes which is an external class of contamination, present in breeding containers made by plaster used to maintain sand flies in colonies, may be hindered the experiments. Published by Elsevier B.V. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/23832-9 - Biological aspects of Nyssomyia neivai (Diptera: Psychodidae) and improvements in laboratory colonization techniques
Grantee:Mara Cristina Pinto
Support type: Regular Research Grants