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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Identification of sex pheromones of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) populations from the state of São Paulo, Brazil
Author: Casanova, Cláudio
Hamilton, JGC
Trigo, JR
Costa, Antonio IP
Abstract: In Brazil, four populations of Lutzomyia longipalpis each producing different sex pheromones are recognised. It has been suggested that these chemotype populations represent true sibling species. In this study we present the results of an analysis, by coupled gas cromotography - mass spectrometry, of the pheromones of males L. longipalpis from two different municipalities of the state of São Paulo. Our study showed that L. longipalpis from these two municipalities produced different sex pheromones from each other. This coupled with the remarkable difference between the epidemiological situation in Araçatuba and Espírito Santo do Pinhal, suggests that the (S)-9-methylgermacrene-B and cembrene-1 populations may have different vectorial capacities.
Subject: Lutzomyia longipalpis
sex pheromone
Editor: Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0074-02762006000100023
Date Issue: 1-Feb-2006
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