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Taxonomic revision and molecular phylogeny of atratus and educator groups of the subgenus Melanoconion of Culex (Diptera: Culicidae)

Grant number: 15/05109-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2015
Effective date (End): August 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Maria Anice Mureb Sallum
Grantee:Ivy Luizi Rodrigues de Sá
Host Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/25604-4 - Morphological study of external characteristics of species belonging to atratus and educator groups of Culex (Melanoconion) (Diptera: Culicidae), BE.EP.DR


Among the many groups of subgenus Melanoconion of Culex, the Groups Atratus Educator and has species that are involved in arbovirus transmission to humans in rural and wild environments. However, these groups exhibit great difficulty in identifying of the species, is due to great morphological similarity between their representatives or lack of updated identification keys to determine the species. Therefore, the objective is to make taxonomic revision and establish phylogenetic relationships of species of the Atratus and Educator Groups of Section Melanoconion of the subgenus Melanoconion of Culex. For it will be held the morphological study of the various stages of life - in order to check for species to be named and whether valid species placed in synonymy of others. Will be created and updated identification keys with defining characters of species illustrations. There will also be studying the molecular phylogeny, obtaining sequences of the mitochondrial genome using second generation sequencing technology on Illumina platform, to test the hypothesis of monophyly groups objects of the proposed study. (AU)

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Scientific publications
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RODRIGUES DE SA, IVY LUIZI; HUTCHINGS, ROSA SA GOMES; HUTCHINGS, ROGER WILLIAM; MUREB SALLUM, MARIA ANICE. Revision of the Educator Group of Culex (Melanoconion) (Diptera, Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, v. 59, n. 4, p. 39-pg., . (16/25604-4, 14/26229-7, 18/14389-0, 15/05109-6)
DE SA, IVY LUIZI RODRIGUES; HUTCHINGS, ROSA SA GOMES; HUTCHINGS, ROGER WILLIAM; SALLUM, MARIA ANICE MUREB. Revision of the Atratus Group of Culex (Melanoconion) (Diptera: Culicidae). PARASITES & VECTORS, v. 13, n. 1, . (14/26229-7, 16/25604-4, 15/05109-6)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
SÁ, Ivy Luizi Rodrigues de. Taxonomic review of the Atratus and Educator Groups of the subgenus Melanoconion of Culex (Diptera, Culicidae). 2018. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP/CIR) São Paulo.

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