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Wing geometry of Anopheles darlingi Root (Diptera: Culicidae) in five major Brazilian ecoregions

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Author(s):
Motoki, Maysa Tiemi [1] ; Suesdek, Lincoln [2, 3] ; Bergo, Eduardo Sterlino [4] ; Mureb Sallum, Maria Anice [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Saude Publ, Dept Epidemiol, BR-01246904 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Parasitol Lab, Inst Butantan, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Ciencias Biomed, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Secretaria Estado Saude Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: INFECTION GENETICS AND EVOLUTION; v. 12, n. 6, p. 1246-1252, AUG 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 32
Abstract

We undertook geometric morphometric analysis of wing venation to assess this character's ability to distinguish Anopheles darlingi Root populations and to test the hypothesis that populations from coastal areas of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest differ from those of the interior Atlantic Forest, Cerrado, and the regions South and North of the Amazon River. Results suggest that populations from the coastal and interior Atlantic Forest are more similar to each other than to any of the other regional populations. Notably, the Cerrado population was more similar to that from north of the Amazon River than to that collected of south of the River. thus showing no correlation with geographical distances. We hypothesize that environmental and ecological factors may affect wing evolution in An. darlingi. Although it is premature to associate environmental and ecological determinants with wing features and evolution of the species, investigations on this field are promising. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 07/07573-5 - Characterization of Brazilian population of Anopheles darlingi (Diptera: Culicidae) by morphological characteristics of eggs and wings and gene sequences
Grantee:Maysa Tiemi Motoki
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate