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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Diffusion model applied to postfeeding larval dispersal in blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) (Retracted article. See vol. 108, pg. 00, 2013)
Author: Bassanezi, RC
Leite, MBF
Godoy, WAC
VonZuben, CJ
VonZuben, FJ
dosReis, SF
Abstract: This paper presents a diffusion model of larval dispersal especifically designed to account for particular aspects of postfeeding larval dispersal from the food source in organisms such as blowflies. In these organisms the dispersal of immatures includes two groups of individuals, those that are actively migrating and those that have initiated the pupation process. The classical diffusion equation in one dimension was modified to incorporate a function which describes the burying of larvae to become pupae. The analytical solution of this equation predicts oscillatory and monotonic dispersal behaviors, which are observed in experimental populations of blowfly species.
Subject: Chrysomya megacephala
Chrysomya putoria
Cochliomyia macellaria
diffusion model
larval dispersal
Country: Brasil
Editor: Fundaco Oswaldo Cruz
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0074-02761997000200025
Date Issue: 1997
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