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Perlidae (Plecoptera) from Serra de Paranapiacaba, São Paulo State: integrating morphological and molecular information to identify species

Grant number: 15/22008-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2016
Effective date (End): February 28, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Pitágoras da Conceição Bispo
Grantee:Lucas Henrique de Almeida
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil

Abstract

In this project, specimens of Perlidae (Plecoptera) will be collected in Paranapiacaba Mountains in the Parque Estadual Turístico do Alto Ribeira (PETAR), Parque Estadual Intervales (PEI) and Parque Estadual Carlos Botelho (PECB), São Paulo State, with the following objectives: 1) to identify species of Perlidae from Paranapiacaba Mountains using morphology and then obtaining sequences of mitochondrial gene COI for each of them; 2) to obtain adult-nymph association using sequences of mitochondrial gene COI; 3) to describe the nymphs of associated species; 4) to build an interactive guide to species of Perlidae from region; 5) training the student in aquatic entomology and morphological and molecular tools in biodiversity studies. The nymphs will be collected in streams using D net and the adults using nets and light traps. All material will be preserved in absolute ethanol and stored in a freezer (-20 oC). The morphological species identification will be based on adult males and, subsequently, each species will be characterized based on mitochondrial COI gene. The nymphs will separated in morphotypes and also will be characterized with respect to this gene. Later, the sequences will be compared in order to associate nymphs and adults. The associated nymphs will be described. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(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 ALMEIDA, LUCAS HENRIQUE; GONCALVES, MAISA DE CARVALHO; NOVAES, MARCOS CARNEIRO; PARESQUI, RAYNER CONSTANTINO; BISPO, PITAGORAS DA CONCEICAO. Anacroneuria flintorum Froehlich 2002 (Plecoptera: Perlidae): Notes, distribution, and life stages association using molecular tools. Zootaxa, v. 4370, n. 4, p. 409-420, . (15/22008-9, 12/21196-8)
DE ALMEIDA, LUCAS HENRIQUE; CARDOSO-LEITE, RICARDO; BOA DEODATO, MARIANA FONTE; BISPO, PITAGORAS DA CONCEICAO. Anacroneuria iporanga (Plecoptera: Perlidae): description of the nymph and biological notes. Zootaxa, v. 4550, n. 1, p. 141-145, . (14/25476-0, 12/21196-8, 17/16501-0, 15/22008-9)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
ALMEIDA, Lucas Henrique de. Perlidae (Plecoptera) da Serra de Paranapiacaba, Estado de São Paulo: integrando informações morfológicas e moleculares na identificação de espécies. 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências e Letras. Assis Assis.

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