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Edaphic mites: diversity, relationship with the microbiota and ecology in natural and cultivated areas in Brazil, with the preparation of databases and keys to identify selected groups

Grant number: 17/12004-1
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
Duration: March 01, 2018 - February 28, 2023
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Plant Health
Principal researcher:Raphael de Campos Castilho
Grantee:Raphael de Campos Castilho
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Pesquisadores principais:
( Atuais )
Fernando Luis Cônsoli
Pesquisadores principais:
( Anteriores )
Raphael de Campos Castilho
Assoc. researchers:Alberto Soares Corrêa ; Antonio Carlos Lofego ; Grazielle Furtado Moreira ; Jandir Cruz Santos ; Leticia Henrique de Azevedo ; Peterson Rodrigo Demite ; Raphael de Campos Castilho
Associated scholarship(s):22/01797-9 - Enabling the identification of edaphic predatory mites from different biomes in Brazil, BP.TT
22/01865-4 - Prospection of edaphic predatory mites in different biomes of Brazil, BP.IC
21/05782-3 - Edaphic predatory mites from different biomes in Brazil and digital identification keys, BP.PD
+ associated scholarships 20/14971-1 - Prospection of edaphic predatory mites in different biomes of Brazil, BP.IC
20/16304-2 - Viabilization of identification of edaphic predatory mites from different biomes of Brazil, BP.TT
19/27793-7 - Gamasina (Mesostigmata) edaphic mites: diversity in the Caatinga biome and evaluation of their potential for use as biological control agents, with the preparation of a taxonomic database of the world Rhodacaroidea, BP.DR
20/13462-6 - Prospection of edaphic predatory mites in different biomes in Brazil, BP.IC
19/21248-7 - Diversity of edaphic predatory mites (Mesostigmata: gamasina) in sugar cane crops under organic and conventional planting system, BP.IC
19/20689-0 - Determination of the microbiota diversity associated with edaphic mites, BP.TT
19/18648-3 - Prospecting of edaphic predatory mites in the different biomes of Brazil, BP.IC
19/06955-9 - Prospecting of edaphic predatory mites in the different biomes of Brazil, BP.IC
19/06282-4 - Edaphic predatory mites in the different biomes of Brazil and digital keys of identification, BP.PD
18/24768-9 - Edaphic mites: diversity, relationship with the microbiota and ecology in natural and agricultural areas in Brazil, with elaboration of databases and keys to identify selected groups, BP.PD
18/14478-3 - Effect of agricultural crops on the diversity of Mesostigmata predator mites and prospecting for use in biological control, BP.DR - associated scholarships

Abstract

Knowledge about the edaphic acarofauna in the different Brazilian biomes is incipient. Studies of this sort have just not been conducted in extensive areas of the country, especially in regard to mites from areas of agricultural interest, such as soybean, corn and sugarcane plantations. One of the most common groups of edaphic mites is the order Mesostigmata. These are known for their potential as biological control agents of organisms harmful to agriculture. The objective of this study is to determine the mesostigmatid groups in natural and cultivated areas of each Brazilian biome (Amazonian and Atlantic Forests, Caatinga, Cerrado, Pampa and Pantanal), including their morphological and molecular characterization; to conduct the molecular characterization of mite lineages, envisioning their correct identification and the correct classification of their respective families and genera, in support of their morphological characterization; to describe new taxa (at least 40 species); to determine at least three species of predatory mites with potential as biological control agents of pest and parasitic organisms that live or spend part of their life cycle in the soil; to determine the microbiota associated with edaphic mites, determining the patterns of association related to mite phylogeny, food habit, reproduction and characteristics of the associated biome; to conclude the preparation of taxonomic catalogs, electronic and dichotomous keys of the most common mesostigmatid families (especially de Ascidae, Blattisociidae, Melicharidae, Phytoseiidae, Laelapidae, Macrochelidae and Rhodacaroidea); to consolidate an existing international training program on the identification of mites of agricultural importance. It is hoped that this project will contribute to the conduction of future worldwide studies on mesostigmatids, in relation to their taxonomy (morphologic and molecular) and possible use as biological control agents of pests and parasites. (AU)

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Scientific publications (12)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE ALBUQUERQUE BARROS, AVYLA REGIA; AZEVEDO, EMILIANO B. DE; SILVA, EDMILSON S.; CASTILHO, RAPHAEL C.; DE MORAES, GILBERTO J.. Diversity of edaphic Gamasina mites (Acari: Mesostigmata) in different ecosystems of the Caatinga biome in northeast Brazil. SYSTEMATIC AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY, v. 26, n. 7, p. 1301-1313, . (18/14478-3, 19/27793-7, 17/12004-1)
BORGES, VINICIUS; AZEVEDO, LETICIA HENRIQUE; CASTILHO, RAPHAEL DE CAMPOS; DE MORAES, GILBERTO JOSE. Diversity of macrochelid mites in natural and cultivated areas of Sao Paulo state, Brazil, with description of a new species of Holostaspella (Mesostigmata: Macrochelidae) and a key to the caelata group. SYSTEMATIC AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY, v. 26, n. 9, p. 1751-1768, . (17/12004-1, 19/06282-4)
DE CASTRO, MATHEUS C.; DE AZEVEDO, EMILIANO B.; BRITTO, ERIKA P. J.; BARRETO, MARLITON R.; PITTA, RAFAEL M.; CASTILHO, RAPHAEL C.; DE MORAES, GILBERTO J.. Gamasina mite communities (Acari: Mesostigmata) in grain production systems of the southwestern Brazilian Amazon. SYSTEMATIC AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY, v. 26, n. 1, p. 1-14, . (18/14478-3, 17/12004-1)
MERLIN, BRUNA L.; FERREIRA, LUCIA P.; GODOY, WESLEY A. C.; MORAES, GILBERTO J.; CONSOLI, FERNANDO L.. Functional response of Neoseiulus californicus preying on Tetranychus urticae is affected by prey quality and host-plant acclimation. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, v. 165, . (17/12004-1, 19/20689-0, 18/24768-9)
BARROS, AVYLA R. A.; DE AZEVEDO, EMILIANO B.; SILVA, EDMILSON S.; DE MORAES, GILBERTO J.; CASTILHO, RAPHAEL C.. A new species of Geogamasus Lee (Mesostigmata: Ologamasidae), with morphological details on species of the genus. SYSTEMATIC AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY, v. 26, n. 1, p. 124-134, . (18/14478-3, 17/12004-1)
DE CASTRO, MATHEUS C.; BARROS, AVYLA R. A.; DE AZEVEDO, EMILIANO B.; BRITTO, ERIKA P. J.; CASTILHO, RAPHAEL C.; DE MORAES, GILBERTO J.. A new species of Gamasellodes Athias-Henriot (Mesostigmata: Ascidae) from Brazil and a key to the world species of the genus. Zootaxa, v. 4801, n. 2, p. 291-300, . (18/14478-3, 17/12004-1)
BARROS, AVYLA R. A.; CASTILHO, RAPHAEL C.; DE MORAES, GILBERTO J.. Catalogue of the mite family Podocinidae Berlese (Acari: Mesostigmata). Zootaxa, v. 4802, n. 1, p. 141-156, . (17/12004-1)
DUARTE, ADRIANE DA FONSECA; MOREIRA, GRAZIELLE FURTADO; DA CUNHA, UEMERSON SILVA; EBERT SIQUEIRA, PAULO RICARDO; DE MORAES, GILBERTO JOSE. Edaphic mesostigmatid mites (Parasitiformes, Mesostigmata) in a region of the Pampa biome of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Ciência Rural, v. 50, n. 2, . (17/12004-1)
BRANDAO DE AZEVEDO, EMILIANO; HENRIQUE AZEVEDO, LETICIA; MOREIRA, GRAZIELLE FURTADO; DOS SANTOS, FABIO ARAUJO; DE CARVALHO, MARCOS ALBERTO FRANCISCO; SARMENTO, RENATO DE ALMEIDA; DE CAMPOS CASTILHO, RAPHAEL. Diversity of Soil Gamasine Mites (Acari: Mesostigmata: Gamasina) in an Area of Natural Vegetation and Cultivated Areas of the Cerrado Biome in Northern Brazil. DIVERSITY-BASEL, v. 12, n. 9, . (19/06282-4, 17/12004-1, 15/14400-6, 18/14478-3)
MERLIN, B. R. U. N. A. L.; CASTILHO, R. A. P. H. A. E. L. C.; DE MORAES, GILBERTO J.. A new species of Lasioseius (Acari: Blattisociidae) from Brazil with morphological and DNA barcode data. Zootaxa, v. 5032, n. 4, p. 583-599, . (18/24768-9, 17/12004-1)
DE AZEVEDO, EMILIANO B.; SARMENTO, RENATO A.; CASTILHO, RAPHAEL C.. A new species of Multidentorhodacarus (Mesostigmata: Rhodacaridae) from Brazil, complementary description of Multidentorhodacarus squamosus Karg and a key to the world species of the genus. SYSTEMATIC AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY, v. 24, n. 2, p. 324-336, . (15/14400-6, 17/12004-1)
AZEVEDO, L. H.; MOREIRA, M. F. P.; PEREIRA, G. G.; BORGES, V; DE MORAES, G. J.; INOMOTO, M. M.; VICENTE, M. H.; DE SIQUEIRA PINTO, M.; PERES, L. E. P.; RUEDA-RAMIREZ, D.; et al. Combined releases of soil predatory mites and provisioning of free-living nematodes for the biological control of root-knot nematodes on `Micro Tom tomato'. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, v. 146, . (19/06282-4, 17/12004-1, 16/19747-7)

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