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Geometric morphometrics in mosquitoes: What has been measured?

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Author(s):
Lorenz, Camila ; Almeida, Fabio ; Almeida-Lopes, Fernanda ; Louise, Caroline ; Pereira, Stella N. ; Petersen, Vivian ; Vidal, Paloma O. ; Virginio, Flavia ; Suesdek, Lincoln
Total Authors: 9
Document type: Review article
Source: INFECTION GENETICS AND EVOLUTION; v. 54, p. 205-215, OCT 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 16
Abstract

The field of morphometrics is developing quickly. Recent advances have enabled geometric techniques to be applied to many zoological problems, particularly those involving epidemiologically-relevant mosquitoes. Herein, we briefly introduce geometric morphometric (GM) techniques and then review selected groups of mosquitoes (Culicidae) to which those techniques have been applied. Inmost of the reviewed cases, GM was capable of satisfactorily discriminating among the tested groups primarily when the studies considered differences within and among species, sexual dimorphism, treatments and the separation of laboratory strains. Although GM approaches have developed quite rapidly, some caution must be taken during data processing for a reliable biometrical approach, such as allometry and asymmetry analyses, scale removal and wing clarification staining for landmark digitization. We also critically forecast directions in this field and discuss how the creation of image databases should enhance species identification in culicids. (C) 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/17717-2 - Quantitative and temporal profile of follicular atresia in Culex quinquefasciatus under the influence of Wolbachia
Grantee:Fábio de Almeida
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 06/02622-5 - Populational characterization of Culicidae of medical importance: molecular, karyotypic and morphometric aspects
Grantee:Lincoln Suesdek Rocha
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/26014-8 - Influence of Wolbachia on the fitness of Culex quinquefasciatus
Grantee:Stella Noguera Pereira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 10/15039-1 - Molecular and morphological characterization of Aedes aegypti populations (Diptera: Culicidae) from State of São Paulo
Grantee:Paloma Oliveira Vidal
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/27172-9 - Investigation on the functionality of genes of pathogen-vectors mosquitoes
Grantee:Lincoln Suesdek Rocha
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/26017-7 - Expressional characterization of laccase 2 in Aedes aegypti
Grantee:Caroline Louise Garcia Mendes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 13/05521-9 - Characterization of macroevolutionary patterns in Culicidae (Diptera) using geometric morphometrics, genetic sequencing and mass spectrometry
Grantee:Camila Lorenz
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate