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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 96, No. 3, 2001, pp. 403-405
Bioline Code: oc01062
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 96, No. 3, 2001, pp. 403-405

 en Courtship Song Genes and Speciation in Sand Flies
SG Oliveira; M Bottecchia; LGSR Bauzer; NA Souza; RD Ward; CP Kyriacou & AA Peixoto

Abstract

Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) is a vector of visceral leishmaniasis in the Americas and it might represent a complex of sibling species. Reproductive isolation between closely related species often involves differences in courtship behaviour. cacophony (cac) and period (per) are two Drosophila genes that control features of the "lovesong" males produce during courtship that has been implicated in the sexual isolation between closely related species. We are using gene fragments from L. longipalpis' homologues of these two genes to study the speciation process in this putative species complex.

Keywords
Lutzomyia longipalpis, cacophony, period, polymorphism

 
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