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Taxonomic diversity of Biomphalaria (Planorbidae) in Sao Paulo state, Brazil

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Fernanda Pires Ohlweiler ; Thays de Jesus Rossignoli ; Raquel Gardini Sanches Palasio ; Roseli Tuan
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Biota Neotropica; v. 20, n. 2, p. -, 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Abstract: Morphological and molecular identifications were carried out for Biomphalaria occidentalis, Biomphalaria oligoza, Biomphalaria peregrina, Biomphalaria schrammi, Biomphalaria straminea and Biomphalaria tenagophila collected from 55 sites located along the upper basin of Tietê River in the Southeast Region of Brazil. Morphological analysis considered aspects of the shell, mantle, excretory organs and reproductive system. Molecular data included 122 sequences of Cytochrome C Oxidase I gene (COI). Our results showed that some shell characters, as well as other characters related to the mantle and the reproductive system, are fundamental for the identification of the six Biomphalaria species included in this study. The use of DNA barcoding together with morphological taxonomy generated more reliable results, proving to be a very useful approach, even for malacological surveillance services. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/05719-9 - Study on the occurrence of Biomphalaria Preston, 1910 (Mollusca: Planorbidae) and identification of risk areas for Schistosoma mansoni Sambon transmission, 1907 in the basin of the High Tiete, São Paulo, Brazil
Grantee:Fernanda Pires Ohlweiler
Support type: Regular Research Grants