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Title: Filamentous fungi associated with mosquito larvae (Diptera: Culicidae) in municipalities of the Brazilian Amazon
Other Titles: Fungos filamentosos associados a larvas de mosquitos (Diptera: Culicidae) em municípios da Amazônia Brasileira
Authors: Pereira, Eleny da Silva
Sarquis, Maria Inez de Moura
Ferreira-Keppler, Ruth Leila Menezes
Hamada, Neusa
Alencar, Yamile Benaion
Keywords: Acremonium (ascomycota)
Acremonium Kiliense
Aedeomyia Squamipennis
Aedes Aegypti
Aedes Fluviatilis
Anopheles Argyritarsis
Anopheles Darlingi
Aspergillus Sydowii
Fungi Imperfecti
Fusarium Merismoides Var. Merismoides
Fusarium Sacchari
Gliocladium Viride
Mansonia Titillans
Paecilomyces Sp.
Penicillium Citrinum
Penicillium Melinii
Penicillium Oxalicum
Penicillium Sclerotiorum
Trichoprosopon Digitatum
Issue Date: 2009
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Neotropical Entomology
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 38, Número 3, Pags. 352-359
Abstract: Several species of the family Culicidae are important vectors of diseases in humans and other animals. Immature stages are filter-feeders of organic particulate matter and microorganisms. Studies on microbial diversity can contribute to the discovery of new substances that can be used in the pharmaceutical industry for food or for biological control. The aim of this study was to isolate and identify the fungi associated with Culicidae larvae found in different habitats (natural and artificial), such as fruit shells, rock holes, lakes, aquatic plants, palm bracts and ceramic pots, in several municipalities of Brazilian Amazonia, especially in the states of Amazonas and Rondônia. A total of 38 fungal lineages were isolated from larvae of Aedes aegypti (L.), Aedes fluviatilis (Lutz), Trichoprosopon digitatum (Rondani), Anopheles argyritarsis argyritarsis Robineau-desvoidy, Anopheles darlingi Root, Aedeomyia squamipennis (Lynch Arribálzaga), Mansonia titillans (Walker) and Uranotaenia sp. The following fungi occurred associated with the larvae of Culicidae: Acremonium kiliense, Aspergillus sydowii, Fusarium sacchari var. sacchari, Fusarium merismoides var. merismoides, Gliocladium viride, Paecilomyces sp., Penicillium citrinum, Penicillium sclerotiorum, Penicillium melinii and Penicillium oxalicum. Macro- and microscopic characteristics of the lineages are presented, as well as information on their geographical distribution.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1590/S1519-566X2009000300009
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