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1 December 2016 Phenotypic Plasticity In Response To Seasonal Variation In Populations of Culex (Melanoconion) Bastagarius
Jeronimo Alencar, Cecilia Ferreira de Mello, Hélcio R. Gil-Santana, Christina S. da Silva, Juliana S. Sarmento, Ana Laura Carbajal de La Fuente
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The present study aimed to determine the effects of seasonal variation on phenotypic variation in Culex bastagarius, using geometric morphometric analysis based on wing shape and size. Samples were collected in the Guapiaçu Ecological Reserve, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mosquitoes were captured once every 2 months (December 2012–January 2014) using light traps. The results of geometric morphometric analysis revealed variations in wing size; however, variability was not evident in wing shape. The present study provides novel data regarding phenotypic plasticity of Cx. bastagarius that have been scarcely addressed in the past.

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Jeronimo Alencar, Cecilia Ferreira de Mello, Hélcio R. Gil-Santana, Christina S. da Silva, Juliana S. Sarmento, and Ana Laura Carbajal de La Fuente "Phenotypic Plasticity In Response To Seasonal Variation In Populations of Culex (Melanoconion) Bastagarius," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 32(4), 333-336, (1 December 2016). https://doi.org/10.2987/16-6569.1
Published: 1 December 2016
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