Institute Oswaldo Cruz Fiocruz

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Institute Oswaldo Cruz Fiocruz

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Alencar J.,Oswaldo Cruz Institute Fiocruz | De Mello C.F.,Oswaldo Cruz Institute Fiocruz | De Mello C.F.,Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro | Gil-Santana H.R.,Oswaldo Cruz Institute Fiocruz | And 4 more authors.
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association | Year: 2016

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. © 2016 by The American Mosquito Control Association, Inc.


Amado Leon L.A.,Institute Oswaldo Cruz Fiocruz
Future Virology | Year: 2013

Saliva is a biological fluid that is easy to collect and manipulate. Collection of saliva samples is less expensive, noninvasive and painless compared with blood collection. Due to these advantages, saliva has been investigated as an alternative fluid to serum for diagnostic and epidemiological purposes. The aim of this article was to the review research on salivary biomarkers of viral hepatitis A, B and C, highlighting their current use, collection devices, and potential applications for diagnosis and epidemiological studies. This paper also explores recent findings of saliva as a possible source of viral hepatitis transmission. © 2013 Future Medicine Ltd.

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