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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Identification of sex pheromones of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) populations from the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Author: Casanova, C
Hamilton, JGC
Trigo, JR
Costa, AIP
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 Sao 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 Aracatuba and Espirito Santo do Pinhal, suggests that the (S)-9-methylgermacrene-B and cembrene-1 populations may have different vectorial capacities.
Subject: Lutzomyia longipalpis
sex pheromone
Country: Brasil
Editor: Fundaco Oswaldo Cruz
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0074-02762006000100023
Date Issue: 2006
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