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Illustrated manual for research with Drosophila: volume I

Grant number: 15/17579-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2015
Effective date (End): March 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal researcher:Lilian Madi Ravazzi
Grantee:Gabriel Accioly Tripode
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil


Drosophila (Diptera, Drosophilidae), a model organism in biological studies with an emphasis on genetics, evolution, and ecology, lacks an updated manual for beginners researchers containing general information on species morphology, manipulation in laboratory, and taxonomy. There is a classic work dating from 1950 and others also of this decade, but they are of limited access and incomplete in relation to the currently known species. Our research group began preparing an illustrated manual containing a description of collection methods, maintenance of the species in the laboratory, diagnostic morphological characteristics of the species as well as an identification key for the main species from the State of São Paulo. It should be emphasized that of the more than 130 known species in Brazil, 95 have been recorded in this State. Photographic plates of 33 species and an identification key we also are included from different groups of the Drosophila genus and the species Zaprionus Indians. We intend to have this material printed and available online in order to be used in support of studies of drosophila biodiversity in the Neotropical region.

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ROMAN, B. E.; TRAVA, B. M.; MADI-RAVAZZI, L.. Development and transferability of microsatellite markers for species of the saltans group of Drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Genetics and Molecular Research, v. 19, n. 4, . (14/14059-0, 15/17579-7, 17/05344-0)
TRAVA, BRUNA MEMARI; MATEUS, ROGERIO PINCELA; DE BARROS MACHADO, LUCIANA PAES; MADI-RAVAZZI, LILIAN. Moderate Population Structure in Drosophila sturtevanti from the South American Atlantic Forest Biome. ZOOLOGICAL STUDIES, v. 60, . (15/17579-7, 17/05344-0, 14/14059-0)

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