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Analysis of the population structure of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) of parks in the city of São Paulo, using microsatellites and wing morphometry

Grant number: 15/01172-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2015
Effective date (End): February 28, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Parasitology - Entomology and Malacology of Parasites and Vectors
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Mauro Toledo Marrelli
Grantee:Ramon Wilk da Silva
Host Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the main vector of dengue virus, according to the World Health Organization annually occur 100 million cases of dengue around the world and about 2.5 billion people are exposed to the risk of infection. In the year 2013 the city of Sao Paulo recorded 3,671 cases, with a high abundance of mosquitos Ae. aegypti. The knowledge of population dynamics of the vector is crucial to the development of more effective control strategies, as well as the anticipation of epidemiological patterns. In view of the lack of works aimed at understanding the population dynamics of this vector in the city of São Paulo, the present study aims the use of microsatellite markers and wing morphometry, as methodological approach for characterization of population structure of specimens collected in six separate locations in the city of São Paulo, five municipal parks (Anhanguera, Eucalyptus, Independence, Piqueri and Previdência) and City University (Campus Armando Salles de Oliveira/USP). (AU)

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Scientific publications
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WILK-DA-SILVA, RAMON; DE SOUZA LEAL DINIZ, MORGANA MICHELE CAVALCANTI; MARRELLI, MAURO TOLEDO; BRUNO WILKE, ANDRE BARRETTO. Wing morphometric variability in Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) from different urban built environments. PARASITES & VECTORS, v. 11, . (15/01172-5, 13/15313-4)
BRUNO WILKE, ANDRE BARRETTO; WILK-DA-SILVA, RAMON; MARRELLI, MAURO TOLEDO. Microgeographic population structuring of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). PLoS One, v. 12, n. 9, . (12/19117-2, 13/15313-4, 15/01172-5)
Academic Publications
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SILVA, Ramon Wilk da. Analysis of the population structure of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes in different urban strata in the city of São Paulo, using wing geometric morphometry and microsatellite markers. 2017. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP/CIR) São Paulo.

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