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Scenario of the spread of the invasive species Zaprionus indianus Gupta, 1970 (Diptera, Drosophilidae) in Brazil

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da Conceicao Galego, Luis Gustavo [1] ; Aparecida Carareto, Claudia Marcia [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Biol, BR-15054000 Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: GENETICS AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY; v. 33, n. 4, p. 767-U216, 2010.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Zaprionus indianus was first recorded in Brazil in 1999 and rapidly spread throughout the country. We have obtained data on esterase loci polymorphisms (Est2 and Est3), and analyzed them, using Landscape Shape Interpolation and the Monmonier Maximum Difference Algorithm to discover how regional invasion occurred. Hence, it was apparent that Z. indianus, after first arriving in Sao Paulo state, spread throughout the country, probably together with the transportation of commercial fruits by way of the two main Brazilian freeways, BR 153, to the south and the surrounding countryside, and the BR 116 along the coast and throughout the north-east. (AU)