Christian Luz

Summary

Country: Brazil

Publications

  1. ncbi Record of Evlachovaea sp. (Hyphomycetes) on Triatoma sordida in the state of Goiás, Brazil, and its activity against Triatoma infestans (Reduviidae, Triatominae)
    Christian Luz
    Institute of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Federal University of Goias, CP 131, 74001 970 Goiania, Brazil
    J Med Entomol 40:451-4. 2003
  2. doi Survival of anopheline eggs and their susceptibility to infection with Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana under laboratory conditions
    Christian Luz
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, CP 131, 74001 970 Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Parasitol Res 109:751-8. 2011
  3. doi A new resting trap to sample fungus-infected mosquitoes, and the pathogenicity of Lecanicillium muscarium to culicid adults
    Christian Luz
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, CP 131, 74001 970 Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Acta Trop 116:105-7. 2010
  4. ncbi Impact of moisture on survival of Aedes aegypti eggs and ovicidal activity of Metarhizium anisopliae under laboratory conditions
    C Luz
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, GO, 74001 970, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 103:214-5. 2008
  5. ncbi Ovicidal activity of entomopathogenic hyphomycetes on Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) under laboratory conditions
    C Luz
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, CP 131, 74001 970 Goiania, GO, Brasil
    J Med Entomol 44:799-804. 2007
  6. ncbi In vitro susceptibility to fungicides by invertebrate-pathogenic and saprobic fungi
    Christian Luz
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, CP 131, 74001 970 Goiania, GO, Brasil
    Mycopathologia 164:39-47. 2007
  7. ncbi Potential of oil-based formulations of Beauveria bassiana to control Triatoma infestans
    C Luz
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias UFG, CP 131, 74001 970, Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Mycopathologia 160:51-62. 2005
  8. ncbi Activity of oil-formulated Beauveria bassiana against Triatoma sordida in peridomestic areas in Central Brazil
    Christian Luz
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Caixa Postal 131, 74001 970 Goiania, GO, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 99:211-8. 2004
  9. pmc First report of Metarhizium anisopliae IP 46 pathogenicity in adult Anopheles gambiae s.s. and An. arabiensis (Diptera; Culicidae)
    Ladslaus L Mnyone
    Biomedical and Environmental Group, Ifakara Health Institute, PO Box 53, Off Mlabani Passage, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Parasit Vectors 2:59. 2009
  10. doi Utility of six fungicides for selective isolation of Evlachovaea sp. and Tolypocladium cylindrosporum
    Luiz F N Rocha
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública IPTSP, Universidade Federal de Goias UFG, Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Mycopathologia 167:341-50. 2009

Collaborators

  • Richard A Humber
  • Ladslaus L Mnyone
  • Tanya L Russell
  • Louela A Castrillo
  • M Patricia Juarez
  • Issa N Lyimo
  • Claudia C López Lastra
  • Everton K K Fernandes
  • Luiz F N Rocha
  • Cristian Montalva
  • Renan Nunes Leles
  • Walmirton B D'alessandro
  • Lucas P Barreto
  • Juscelino Rodrigues
  • Fabrício M Alves
  • Karin Collier
  • Luciana S Lobo
  • Glennyha F Duarte
  • Manuel E Rueda Páramo
  • Juan J Garcia
  • Renan N Leles
  • Rayssa Fátima Hubner-Campos
  • Luiz Fernando Nunes Rocha
  • Gustavo Maximiano Junqueira Lazzarini
  • Flávia R S Paixão
  • Cíntia C Bernardo
  • Donald W Roberts
  • Walquíria Arruda
  • Karine Dos Santos
  • Gabriel M Mascarin
  • Ricardo N Marreto
  • Nicolás Pedrini
  • Andre Kipnis
  • Peter W Inglis
  • Walmirton Bezerra D'Alessandro
  • Ionizete G Silva
  • Adelair Helena Santos
  • Heloisa Helena Garcia Silva
  • Nathalia Almeida Sousa

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi Record of Evlachovaea sp. (Hyphomycetes) on Triatoma sordida in the state of Goiás, Brazil, and its activity against Triatoma infestans (Reduviidae, Triatominae)
    Christian Luz
    Institute of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Federal University of Goias, CP 131, 74001 970 Goiania, Brazil
    J Med Entomol 40:451-4. 2003
    ..This new fungus may have a potential for biological control of peridomestic Chagas' disease vectors during the rainy season...
  2. doi Survival of anopheline eggs and their susceptibility to infection with Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana under laboratory conditions
    Christian Luz
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, CP 131, 74001 970 Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Parasitol Res 109:751-8. 2011
    ..This is the first demonstration of the ovicidal activity by M. anisopliae against either A. gambiae s. s. or A. arabiensis and the results underline the potential of this fungus against anopheline mosquitoes...
  3. doi A new resting trap to sample fungus-infected mosquitoes, and the pathogenicity of Lecanicillium muscarium to culicid adults
    Christian Luz
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, CP 131, 74001 970 Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Acta Trop 116:105-7. 2010
    ..The trapping device confirmed its efficacy to sample mosquito-specific fungi in domestic locations and that the isolated fungus might have potential for mosquito control...
  4. ncbi Impact of moisture on survival of Aedes aegypti eggs and ovicidal activity of Metarhizium anisopliae under laboratory conditions
    C Luz
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, GO, 74001 970, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 103:214-5. 2008
    ..No difference of activity was found between conidia and hyphal bodies tested. This fungus affected larvae inside eggs and has potential as a control agent of this important vector in breeding sites with high moisture...
  5. ncbi Ovicidal activity of entomopathogenic hyphomycetes on Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) under laboratory conditions
    C Luz
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, CP 131, 74001 970 Goiania, GO, Brasil
    J Med Entomol 44:799-804. 2007
    ..These are the first results to show the effects of entomopathogenic fungi against eggs of Ae. aegypti, and they suggest their potential as control agents of this vector...
  6. ncbi In vitro susceptibility to fungicides by invertebrate-pathogenic and saprobic fungi
    Christian Luz
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, CP 131, 74001 970 Goiania, GO, Brasil
    Mycopathologia 164:39-47. 2007
    ..The results underline the importance of adapting both a fungicide and its concentration for a selective medium for isolating specific target fungi and while selecting against possible contaminants...
  7. ncbi Potential of oil-based formulations of Beauveria bassiana to control Triatoma infestans
    C Luz
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias UFG, CP 131, 74001 970, Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Mycopathologia 160:51-62. 2005
    ..Nymphs were highly susceptible to oil-water formulated conidia, even at unfavorable moisture for extra-tegumental development of the fungus on the insect cuticle...
  8. ncbi Activity of oil-formulated Beauveria bassiana against Triatoma sordida in peridomestic areas in Central Brazil
    Christian Luz
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Caixa Postal 131, 74001 970 Goiania, GO, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 99:211-8. 2004
    ..A high number of B. bassiana colonies was detected in substrates collected in treated hen houses 24 h after application of CG 14. In the following three months the presence of B. bassiana declined to values found before treatment...
  9. pmc First report of Metarhizium anisopliae IP 46 pathogenicity in adult Anopheles gambiae s.s. and An. arabiensis (Diptera; Culicidae)
    Ladslaus L Mnyone
    Biomedical and Environmental Group, Ifakara Health Institute, PO Box 53, Off Mlabani Passage, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Parasit Vectors 2:59. 2009
    ..The results indicate that M. anisopliae IP 46 has the potential to be a bio-control agent for African malaria vector species, and is a suitable candidate for further research and development...
  10. doi Utility of six fungicides for selective isolation of Evlachovaea sp. and Tolypocladium cylindrosporum
    Luiz F N Rocha
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública IPTSP, Universidade Federal de Goias UFG, Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Mycopathologia 167:341-50. 2009
    ..Thiabendazole, which is easy to obtain and can be used in low quantities, showed the greatest utility for a selective medium with these entomopathogenic fungi...
  11. ncbi Impact of moisture on in vitro germination of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana and their activity on Triatoma infestans
    Gustavo Maximiano Junqueira Lazzarini
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, CP 131, 74001 970 Goiânia GO, Brasil
    Mycol Res 110:485-92. 2006
    ..Isolates that originated from a region with an extensive annual arid period showed no adaptation to lower humidity in their activity against T. infestans...
  12. doi Effect of ultraviolet-A radiation on the production of Leptolegnia chapmanii (Saprolegniales: Saprolegniaceae) zoospores on dead Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae and their larvicidal activity
    Manuel E Rueda Páramo
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública IPTSP, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiânia UFG, GO, Brazil Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores CEPAVE, Universidad Nacional de La Plata CONICET, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    J Invertebr Pathol 130:133-5. 2015
    ..Findings suggest that dead larvae and zoosporangia provide a certain protection to zoospores against UV-A and emphasize the susceptibility of free encysted zoospores to such radiation. ..
  13. doi First report of Leptolegnia chapmanii (Peronosporomycetes: Saprolegniales) affecting mosquitoes in central Brazil
    Cristian Montalva
    Laboratório de Patologia de Invertebrados, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, Goias, Brazil
    J Invertebr Pathol 136:109-16. 2016
    ..This study contributes to a better understanding of the presence and distribution of this oomycete in Brazil, its sequence-based identification, and of its potential as a biological agent against mosquito vectors. ..
  14. doi Effects of Metarhizium anisopliae conidia mixed with soil against the eggs of Aedes aegypti
    Renan Nunes Leles
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública IPTSP, UFG, CP 131, 74001 970, Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Parasitol Res 110:1579-82. 2012
    ..anisopliae against gravid females, larvae, and also eggs of A. aegypti underscored the possible usefulness of this fungus as a mycoinsecticide, whether naturally occurring or artificially applied, in the breeding sites of this mosquito...
  15. doi Diatomaceous earth and oil enhance effectiveness of Metarhizium anisopliae against Triatoma infestans
    Christian Luz
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, CP 131, 74001 970 Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Acta Trop 122:29-35. 2012
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  16. doi Pathogenicity of some hypocrealean fungi to adult Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)
    Renan Nunes Leles
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, UFG, Caixa Postal 131, 74001 970 Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Parasitol Res 107:1271-4. 2010
    ..The high susceptibility of adults to most tested strains underlines the interest of entomopathogenic fungi-especially those of the genera Metarhizium, Isaria, Paecilomyces and Lecanicillium--for biological control of A. aegypti...
  17. doi Activity of some hypocrealean fungi collected in a Cerrado ecosystem against Rhodnius spp. (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) under laboratory conditions
    Luiz F N Rocha
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Acta Trop 118:63-6. 2011
    ..This is the first report of activity of L. psalliotae, P. lilacinus and P. chlamydosporia against Rhodnius spp., and these fungi have interest for integrated control of triatomine vectors...
  18. doi Activity of Metarhizium spp. and Isaria spp. from the Central Brazilian Cerrado against Triatoma infestans nymphs
    Luiz F N Rocha
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 105:417-9. 2011
    ..pemphigi, M. robertsii and I. cateniannulata against T. infestans. M. robertsii IP 34 and I. cateniannulata IP 141 are among the most virulent fungi reported, and both have potential for integrated control of triatomine vectors...
  19. doi Conidiobolus macrosporus (Entomophthorales), a mosquito pathogen in Central Brazil
    Cristian Montalva
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, Goias, Brazil Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Bioquímica y Microbiología, Casilla 167, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile Electronic address
    J Invertebr Pathol 139:102-8. 2016
    ..3×10(4)conidia/cm(2)). Repeated attempts to obtain genomic sequence data failed despite confirmations that the DNA extraction methods were themselves successful. ..
  20. doi A simple method for the detection of Leptolegnia chapmanii from infected Aedes aegypti larvae
    Renan N Leles
    a Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública, Universidade Federal de Goias, C P 131, 74001 970 Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Can J Microbiol 59:425-9. 2013
    ..chapmanii. The method permits processing of large numbers of A. aegypti and other culicid larvae and is useful for both obtaining new strains and also monitoring the efficacy of L. chapmanii during field tests...
  21. ncbi Pathogenicity of Evlachovaea sp (Hyphomycetes), a new species isolated from Triatoma sordida, in Chagas' disease vectors
    Christian Luz
    Institute of Tropical Pathology and Public Health, Federal University of Goias, Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 37:189-91. 2004
    ..Most species showed susceptibility to fungal infection at high humidity. Mortality was reduced at 75% humidity. Fungal development was observed on 69.5% of cadavers...
  22. doi New insights into the amphibious life of Biomphalaria glabrata and susceptibility of its egg masses to fungal infection
    Glennyha F Duarte
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, GO 74001 970, Brazil
    J Invertebr Pathol 125:31-6. 2015
    ..Both devices offer accurate and reproducible conditions to test both biological questions and the effects of substances or pathogens against B. glabrata egg masses in water films. ..
  23. doi Impact of humidity on clustered tick eggs
    Walmirton B D'alessandro
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, CP 131, Goiania, GO, 74001 970, Brazil
    Parasitol Res 113:3899-902. 2014
    ..A minimum of 25 clustered eggs and relative humidity close to saturation is suggested for quantitative tests on ovicidal activity of acaricides for related tick species...
  24. doi Occurrence of Metarhizium spp. in Central Brazilian soils
    Luiz F N Rocha
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, GO, Brazil
    J Basic Microbiol 53:251-9. 2013
    ..flavoviride var. pemphigi. These findings underline the need for better characterization of the diversity of these widely distributed fungi in Brazil...
  25. doi Occurrence of pathogenic fungi to Amblyomma cajennense in a rural area of Central Brazil and their activities against vectors of Rocky Mountain spotted fever
    Walmirton B D'alessandro
    DMIPP, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Vet Parasitol 188:156-9. 2012
    ..sanguineus. All three fungal species probably act as natural antagonists of A. cajennense particularly in the rainy season and have interest for integrate control of vectors of Rocky Mountain spotted fever...
  26. doi Pandora bullata (Entomophthoromycota: Entomophthorales) affecting calliphorid flies in central Brazil
    Cristian Montalva
    Laboratório de Patologia de Invertebrados LPI, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública IPTSP, Universidade Federal de Goias UFG, Goiania, Goias, Brazil
    Acta Trop 158:177-80. 2016
    ..Epizootic events affecting calliphorids in Brazil strengthen the interest in entomophthoran pathogens for biological control of flies. ..
  27. doi Effect of heat stress and oil formulation on conidial germination of Metarhizium anisopliae s.s. on tick cuticle and artificial medium
    Lucas P Barreto
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, GO 74690 900, Brazil
    J Invertebr Pathol 138:94-103. 2016
    ..In conclusion, mineral-oil formulation protected conidia against heat-induced delay of both germination and appressorium production when applied to the cuticle of R. sanguineus. ..
  28. ncbi Heat-stressed Metarhizium anisopliae: viability (in vitro) and virulence (in vivo) assessments against the tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus
    Fabrício M Alves
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, Avenida Esperança s n, Campus Samambaia, Goiania, GO, 74690 900, Brazil
    Parasitol Res 116:111-121. 2017
    ..Oil-based applications protected fungal conidia against heat-stress. Although Metarril® is not registered for tick control, it may be useful for controlling R. sanguineus, especially if it is prepared in mineral oil...
  29. doi Efficacy of water- and oil-in-water-formulated Metarhizium anisopliae in Rhipicephalus sanguineus eggs and eclosing larvae
    Christian Luz
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública IPTSP, UFG, CP 131, Goiania, GO, 74001 970, Brazil
    Parasitol Res 115:143-9. 2016
    ..Oil-in-water formulations of conidia demonstrated the highest activity against eggs of R. sanguineus...
  30. doi Efficacy of entomopathogenic hypocrealean fungi against Periplaneta americana
    Rayssa Fátima Hubner-Campos
    Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saude Publica, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Parasitol Int 62:517-21. 2013
    ..Adults were highly susceptible, and oothecae proved to be more resistant than nymphs and adults to infection with M. anisopliae IP 46. Findings of the study underscore the potential of fungi as biocontrol agents against this pest...
  31. doi Assessing gene expression during pathogenesis: Use of qRT-PCR to follow toxin production in the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana during infection and immune response of the insect host Triatoma infestans
    Luciana S Lobo
    Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquímicas de La Plata INIBIOLP, CCT La Plata CONICET UNLP, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, calles 60 y 120, 1900, La Plata, Argentina Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública IPTSP, Universidade Federal de Goias, CP 131, 74001 970 Goiania, Brazil
    J Invertebr Pathol 128:14-21. 2015
    ..infestans humoral immune system were also evaluated with the same technique. This qPCR-based methodology can contribute to decifering the dynamics of entomopathogenic fungal infection at the molecular level. ..