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Tripanosomatids associated to drosophilids collected in an Atlantic Forest altitude gradient

Grant number: 21/06831-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2021
Effective date (End): June 30, 2022
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Parasitology - Entomology and Malacology of Parasites and Vectors
Principal researcher:Rodrigo Cogni
Grantee:Thiago Assis de Oliveira
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/25991-0 - Ecological genomics of insects: climate adaptations and evolution of ecological interactions, AP.JP


This project aims to estimate tripanosomatids diversity and the infection prevalence in drosophilid communities collected in an Atlantic Forest altitude gradient. The student will work with the principal investigator and other group members in the sorting and identification of the Drosophila species already collected. In addition, the student will estimate the frequency of infected individuals by PCR.

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