Vera M Scarpassa

Summary

Country: Brazil

Publications

  1. pmc Molecular taxonomy of the two Leishmania vectors Lutzomyia umbratilis and Lutzomyia anduzei (Diptera: Psychodidae) from the Brazilian Amazon
    Vera Margarete Scarpassa
    Laboratório de Genética de Populações e Evolução de Mosquitos Vetores, Coordenação de Biodiversidade, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Avenida André Araújo, 2, 936, Bairro Petrópolis, Manaus CEP 69, 067 375, Amazonas, Brazil
    Parasit Vectors 6:258. 2013
  2. pmc Mitochondrial DNA detects a complex evolutionary history with Pleistocene Epoch divergence for the neotropical malaria vector Anopheles nuneztovari sensu lato
    Vera Margarete Scarpassa
    Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 85:857-67. 2011
  3. pmc Lutzomyia umbratilis, the main vector of Leishmania guyanensis, represents a novel species complex?
    Vera Margarete Scarpassa
    Coordenação de Biodiversidade, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 7:e37341. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Enzymatic analysis in Anopheles nuneztovari Gabaldón (Diptera, Culicidae)
    V M Scarpassa
    Coordenação de Pesquisas em Entomologia, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus, AM, 69011 970, Brazil
    Braz J Biol 60:539-50. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Molecular differentiation in natural populations of Anopheles oswaldoi sensu lato (Diptera: Culicidae) from the Brazilian Amazon, using sequences of the COI gene from mitochondrial DNA
    V M Scarpassa
    Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus, AM, Brasil
    Genet Mol Res 5:493-502. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Population genetic structure of the major malaria vector Anopheles darlingi (Diptera: Culicidae) from the Brazilian Amazon, using microsatellite markers
    Vera Margarete Scarpassa
    Coordenaçúo de Pesquisas em Entomologia, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus, AM, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 102:319-27. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Population genetics and phylogeography of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) from Brazil
    Vera Margarete Scarpassa
    Coordenação de Pesquisas em Entomologia, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:895-903. 2008
  8. pmc Microsatellite data suggest significant population structure and differentiation within the malaria vector Anopheles darlingi in Central and South America
    Lisa Mirabello
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York 12222, USA
    BMC Ecol 8:3. 2008

Collaborators

  • W P Tadei
  • J E Conn
  • Lisa Mirabello
  • Joseph H Vineis
  • Stephen P Yanoviak
  • Marinete M Povoa
  • Nicole L Achee
  • Norma Padilla

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. pmc Molecular taxonomy of the two Leishmania vectors Lutzomyia umbratilis and Lutzomyia anduzei (Diptera: Psychodidae) from the Brazilian Amazon
    Vera Margarete Scarpassa
    Laboratório de Genética de Populações e Evolução de Mosquitos Vetores, Coordenação de Biodiversidade, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Avenida André Araújo, 2, 936, Bairro Petrópolis, Manaus CEP 69, 067 375, Amazonas, Brazil
    Parasit Vectors 6:258. 2013
    ..These species are closely related and exhibit high morphological similarity in the adult stage; therefore, they have been wrongly identified, both in the past and in the present. This shows the need for employing integrated taxonomy...
  2. pmc Mitochondrial DNA detects a complex evolutionary history with Pleistocene Epoch divergence for the neotropical malaria vector Anopheles nuneztovari sensu lato
    Vera Margarete Scarpassa
    Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 85:857-67. 2011
    ..Our analyses support dynamic geologic and landscape changes in northern South America, and infer particularly active divergence during the Pleistocene Epoch for New World anophelines...
  3. pmc Lutzomyia umbratilis, the main vector of Leishmania guyanensis, represents a novel species complex?
    Vera Margarete Scarpassa
    Coordenação de Biodiversidade, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 7:e37341. 2012
    ..However, few studies have been performed on these populations and the taxonomic status of L. umbratilis remains unclear...
  4. ncbi request reprint Enzymatic analysis in Anopheles nuneztovari Gabaldón (Diptera, Culicidae)
    V M Scarpassa
    Coordenação de Pesquisas em Entomologia, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus, AM, 69011 970, Brazil
    Braz J Biol 60:539-50. 2000
    ..These enzymes constitute in important markers to estimate variability and genetic divergence in natural populations of A. nuneztovari...
  5. ncbi request reprint Molecular differentiation in natural populations of Anopheles oswaldoi sensu lato (Diptera: Culicidae) from the Brazilian Amazon, using sequences of the COI gene from mitochondrial DNA
    V M Scarpassa
    Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus, AM, Brasil
    Genet Mol Res 5:493-502. 2006
    ..oswaldoi s. l., whose taxonomic status remains to be clarified. These results suggest that additional studies are necessary using samples of A. oswaldoi s. l. from a larger geographic area...
  6. ncbi request reprint Population genetic structure of the major malaria vector Anopheles darlingi (Diptera: Culicidae) from the Brazilian Amazon, using microsatellite markers
    Vera Margarete Scarpassa
    Coordenaçúo de Pesquisas em Entomologia, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus, AM, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 102:319-27. 2007
    ..In practical terms, populations of An. darlingi at distances < 152 km should respond similarly to vector control measures, because of high gene flow...
  7. ncbi request reprint Population genetics and phylogeography of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) from Brazil
    Vera Margarete Scarpassa
    Coordenação de Pesquisas em Entomologia, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:895-903. 2008
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  8. pmc Microsatellite data suggest significant population structure and differentiation within the malaria vector Anopheles darlingi in Central and South America
    Lisa Mirabello
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York 12222, USA
    BMC Ecol 8:3. 2008
    ..We assessed population genetic structure and levels of differentiation based on 1,376 samples from 31 localities throughout the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon and Central America using 5-8 microsatellite loci...