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A001-05 Phylogenetic relationships among the Ithomiini (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) inferred from one mitochondrial and two nuclear gene regions

Brower AVZ, Freitas AVL*, Lee M, Silva-Brandão KL Whinnett A, Willmott KR

A phylogenetic hypothesis for the tribe Ithomiini (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Danainae) is presented, based on sequences of the mitochondrial COI-COII region and regions of the nuclear genes wingless and elongation factor I-alpha. The monophyly of the clade is strongly supported, as are many of the traditionally-recognized subtribes and genera. The data imply paraphyly of some genera and tribes, but largely support recent classifications and phylogenetic hypotheses based on morphological characters

Systematic Entomology


A002-05 Population biology of two species of Heliconius (Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae) in a semi-deciduous forest in Southeastern Brazil.

Andrade RB, Freitas AVL*

Populations of two species of butterflies, Heliconius erato and H. ethilla, were studied during 17 months in SE Brazil. For H. erato, the number of individuals present per day varied from one to 10. Time of residence was 24.9 ±18.97 days. Males can travel distances up to 200 m. A study of wing color patterns of H. erato showed results similar to those of previous studies, including the variation in the number of red raylets. For H. ethilla, the number of individuals present per day varied from one to 15. Time of residence was 32.6 ± 23.93 days. Males can travel distances up to 650 m. For both species, the population peaks occurred in March and May of both years. The sex ratio of individuals captured was male biased for most of the months. Age structure was not stable, though intermediate-age individuals dominated in every month. The difference between male and female mean forewing lengths was not significant. These population features agree with patterns previously observed in southern Brazil populations, though with much lower population numbers.

Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society


A003-04 Immature stages of Ithomia arduinna (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Ithomiinae)

Freitas AVL*, Brown Jr KS

The host plant and the immature stages of Ithomia arduinna are described. The isolated eggs are laid under mature leaves of Aureliana sp. (Solanaceae). The larvae pass through five instars, the last with a conspicuous ringed pattern; the pupae are beige and reflective, very similar to those of other species of Ithomia. The color-pattern of the mature larva of this species is very different from those of the other known species of the genus, suggesting that much additional work on Ithomiinae juveniles should be done before patterns can be generalized.

Tropical Lepidoptera


A004-05 Description of the early stages of Leucidia (Lepidoptera, Pieridae)

Freitas AVL*

The host plant and the immature stages of Leucidia brephos and L. elvina are described. The isolated eggs are laid under mature leaves of Senna spp. (Leguminosae). The larvae pass through four instars, with the last being somewhat different in the two species studied; the pupae are green, narrow and elongated, similar to those of Phoebis and Eurema. The immatures of Leucidia show that this genus should be placed within the Coliadinae.

Tropical Lepidoptera


A005-05 Description of genus Guaianaza for “Euptychiapronophila (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) with a description of the immature stages

Freitas AVL*, Peña C

The satyrine Euptychia pronophila Butler was described in 1867 in the “catch-all” genus Euptychia, but was recently treated as incertae sedis. An unpublished DNA-based cladistic analysis confirms that it belongs to the Euptychiina, as sister to Forsterinaria and closely related to Taygetis, Posttaygetis, Parataygetis, Pseudodebis, and Harjesia. Although immature morphology also suggests that this species is closely related to Forsterinaria, none of the adult morphological synapomorphies for the genera in the aforementioned clade occur in E. pronophila, a highly autapomorphic species. The monotypic satyrine genus Guaianaza Freitas & Peña New Genus is described, with Euptychia pronophila Butler as the type species.



A006-05 Dual ant attraction in the Neotropical shrub Urera baccifera (Urticaceae): the role of ant visitation to pearl bodies and fruits in herbivore deterrence and leaf longevity

Dutra HP, Freitas AVL*, Oliveira PS

The current study with U. baccifera is the first to report food bodies and fruits as ant attractants in a non-symbiotic ant-plant interaction. This facultative system is also unique in that herbivore deterrence caused by pearl bodies (PB) - and fruit-harvesting ants can add to leaf longevity as well.

Functional Ecology


A007-05 Comments on Raspanti and co-workers’ paper regarding the 3D structure of crimps in the rat Achilles tendon

Vidal BC*

Matrix Biology – Accepted on December, 2005.


A008-05 New biocompatible highly purified collagen gel for therapeutical renal artery embolization

Riccetto CLZ, Novaski GL, Palma PCR, Dambros M, Thiel M, Vidal BC*

The effectiveness and safety of a new purified collagen gel for renal artery embolization was demonstrated in an experimental model in dogs.

Urology 67 – Accepted on October, 2005.


A009-05 Collagen birefringence in skin repair in response to red polarized-laser therapy

Silva DFT, Vidal BC*, Zezell DM, Zorn TMT, Nuñez SC, Ribeiro MS

The organization of collagen fibers during skin repair of full-thickness burns following low-intensity polarized laser therapy was studied by optical anisotropy.

Journal of Biomedical Optics – Accepted on December, 2005.


A010-05 Foraging and mobility in three species of Aciculata (Annelida: Polychaeta)

Pardo EV, Amaral ACZ*

Aspects of feeding, such as food capture and ingestion, as well as mobility of the polychaetes Eurythoe complanata, Marphysa formosa and Diopatra aciculata, from São Sebastião Channel (São Sebastião, state of São Paulo) were observed in laboratory conditions. E. complanata, a carnivorous species, fed exclusively on pieces of fish with the aid of strong muscular retractable lips, and detected the presence of food by chemical stimuli. D. aciculata, an omnivorous species, captured and ingested different kinds of food with the aid of its jaws, generating a flow of water through its tube by which it detects the presence of food and oxygenates its gills. M. formosa also used its jaws to bite and lacerate food. These species showed greater or lesser degrees of intolerance to light.

Brazilian Journal of Biology


A011-05 Structure of molluscan assemblages in sheltered intertidal unconsolidated environments

Denadai MR, Amaral ACZ*, Turra A

The molluscan macrofauna from 13 oceanic sheltered intertidal unconsolidated environments and its relationship with abiotic factors were studied in order to establish the degree of species richness and to understand the role environment plays in structuring such assemblages. Four distinct intertidal habitat types were recognized based on molluscan assemblage descriptors and abiotic characteristics. The mean grain size and the beach slope showed a negative relationship with the diversity, richness and density. Coarser sediments were favorable to molluscan fauna in the study areas, contrasting the well-known negative effect of this type of sand on fauna in typical oceanic beaches. The low-tide terraces, typical from tide-dominated areas, and the presence of rocky fragments and biogenic (gravel) structures, were also associated to the higher values of richness. The high richness in the study area as a whole seemed to be a direct consequence of its environmental heterogeneity, once it was composed by quite distinct habitat types.

Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology


A012-05 Increased expression of soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment proteins and synaptotagmin IV in islets from pregnant rats and in prolactin-treated neonatal islets in vitro

Cunha DA, Amaral MEC, Carvalho CPF, Collares-Buzato CB, Carneiro EM, Boschero AC*

Biological Research


A013-05 Histomorphology and ultrastructure of pancreatic islet tissue during in vivo maturation of rat pancreas

Carvalho CPF, Martins JCR, Da Cunha DA, Boschero AC*, Collares-Buzato CB

Annals of Anatomy


A014-05 The tropical cedar tree (Cedrela fissilis, Meliaceae) homolog of the Arabidopsis LEAFY gene is expressed in reproductive tissues and can complement Arabidopsis leafy mutants.

Dornelas MC*, Rodriguez, APM



A015-05 From leaf to flower : Revisiting Goethe´s concepts on the ¨metamorphosis¨ of plants

Dornelas MC*, Dornelas O

Brazilian Journal of Plant Physiology


A016-05 Effects of veratrine and veratridine on oxygen consumption and electrical membrane potential of isolated rat skeletal muscle and liver mitochondria.

Freitas EMS, Fagian MM, Cruz-Höfling MA



A017-05 Effects of veratrine on skeletal muscle mitochondria: ultrastructural, cytochemcial and morphometrical studies

Freitas EMS, Fagian MM, Cruz-Höfling MA*

Microscopy and Research Technique


A018-05 Effects of HeNe laser irradiation on experimental Paracoccidiodomycositic lesions

Ferreira MC, Brito VN, Gameiro J, Costa MRSN, Vasconcellos ECC, Cruz-Höfling MA*, Verinaud L

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B


A019-05 Functional characterization of a basic D49 A2 (LmTX-I) from the venom of the snake Lachesis muta muta (bushmaster)

Damico DDC, Bueno LGF, Rodrigues-Simioni L, Marangoni S, Cruz-Höfling MA, Novello JC*



A020-05 Effect of local mate competition on fig wasps sex ratios

Pereira RAS, Prado AP*

Brazilian Journal of Biology


A021-05 Moscas sinantrópicas (Diptera: Cyclorrapha) e seus parasitóides microhimenópteros (Insecta: Hymenoptera) num plantel avícola de Monte-Mor, São Paulo, Brasil

Monteiro MR, Prado AP*

Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária


A022-05 Dinâmica sazonal de carrapatos (Acari: Ixodidae) na mata ciliar de uma área endêmica para febre maculosa na região de Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil

Souza SSAL, Prado AP*

Ciência Rural, UFSM


A023-05 Prostatic stromal microenvironment and experimental diabetes

Ribeiro DL, Caldeira EJ, Candido EM, Manzato AJ, Taboga SR, Cagnon VHA*

The diabetes causes alterations in the male accessory sex glands. The aim of this work was to demonstrate the histochemistry and ultrastructural alterations in the prostate of the diabetic animals. Three groups of animals were utilized: control, non-obese diabetic positive mice and non-obese diabetic negative mice. Twelve days after the characterization of diabetic status the ventral lobe was collected and processed for histochemistry and TEM. The results showed reduction of the epithelial and luminal areas and increasing of the stromal area in the prostate, besides occurrence of prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia and inflammatory process. NOD- demonstrated alterations similar to NOD+. It was concluded that the diabetes besides damaging the reproductive process, affect the glandular homeostasis favoring the development oh prostatic pathologies.

European Journal of Histochemistry


A024-05 Acetylcholine receptors and nerve terminal distribution at the neuromuscular junction of long-term regenerated muscle fibers

Marques MJ, Mendes ZTR, Minatel E, Santo-Neto H*

We examined whether the distribution of receptors was altered in long-term, regenerated muscle fibers from C57Bl/10 mice. In denervated-regenerated fibers, the receptors were distributed as regular branches similar to denervated muscles without lidocaine treatment. These findings suggested that nerve-dependent mechanisms were involved in the changes in receptor distribution seen in regenerated muscle fibers after lidocaine treatment, and that a similar phenomenon could explain the changes in receptor distribution seen in dystrophic muscle fibers.

Journal of Neurocytology


A025 –05 Chaos and pattern formation in a spatial tritrophic food chain.

Maionchi DO, Reis SF*, Aguiar MAM

We propose a spatial version of the Hastings and Powell model in which predators seek their preys only in a finite neighborhood of their home location, breaking the mixing hypothesis. Treating both space and time as discrete variables we derive a set of coupled equations that describe the evolution of the populations at each site of the spatial domain. The introduction of local predator-prey interactions result in qualitatively distinct dynamics of predator and prey populations. The evolution equations for the predators involve averages over the local density of preys, whereas the equations for the preys involve double averages, where the local density of both preys and predators appear. The numerical simulations show that local predation also leads to spontaneous pattern formation and to qualitative changes in the global dynamics of the system. Depending on the size of the predations neighborhoods, the chaotic strange attractor present in the original model of Hastings and Powell can be replaced by a stable fixed point or by an attractor of simpler topology.

Ecological Modelling 191, 2006.


A026-05 Diet of the gracile mouse opossum Gracilinanus microtarsus (Didelphimorphia:Didelphidae) in a Brazilian cerrado: patterns of food consumption and intrapopulation variation.

Martins EG, Bonato V, Silva CQ, Reis SF*

Journal of Zoology


A027-05 Clonal Variability of Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) Strains Determined by the Repetitive Extragenic Palindromic (REP) Polymerase Chain Reaction

Brocchi M*, Ferreira A, Lancellotti M, Stehling EG, Campos TA, Nakazato G, Pestana de Castro AF, Silveira WD

Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira.

* E.mail:

A028-05 Characterization of Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) isolates in grapefruit (Citrus paradisi Macf.) varieties from a Citrus Active Germplasm Bank

Corazza-Nunes MJ, Machado MA, Stach-Machado DR*, Nunes WMC, Carvalho SA, Müller GW

Neste estudo, 35 acessos de pomelos do Banco Ativo de Germoplasma de Citrus, localizado no Centro APTA Citros Sylvio Moreira, Cordeirópolis, São Paulo, Brasil, pertencente ao Instituto Agronômico de Campinas, foram avaliados e caracterizados em relação à reação ao Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) através da sintomatologia desenvolvida nos pomares, indexação biológica, diagnóstico imunológico e análise SSCP do gene da proteína do capsídeo. O grupo de plantas que, em geral, apresentou menor volume de copa e severo sintoma de canelura diferenciou-se significativamente do grupo com maior desenvolvimento vegetativo e fraco a moderado sintoma de canelura. No entanto, a maioria dos isolados de CTV das plantas de ambos os grupos induziu fraca reação em limão galego e nenhuma relação entre títulos do vírus nos tecidos e sintomatologia foi observada na avaliação sorológica conduzida pelo método I-DAS-ELISA. A reação com diferentes anticorpos monoclonais e os distintos padrões eletroforéticos obtidos por SSCP demonstraram que há uma grande diversidade entre os isolados de CTV que infectam os acessos de pomelos. Padrões SSCP semelhantes foram observados entre plantas com fortes sintomas de caneluras e entre plantas com sintomas menos intensos de caneluras.

Summa Phytopathologica - Protocolo Referência 1229


A029-05 Fatores de risco à produção de sementes de Ipomoea pes-caprae.

Castellani TT, Santos FAM*

Revista Brasileira de Botânica 28(4)


A030-05 Structural variation in the brown alga Sargassum cymosum and its effects on associated amphipod assemblages

Leite FPP*, Tanaka MO, Gebara RS

Brazilian Journal of Biology


A031-05 Chromosomal differentiation of populations of Lysapsus limellus limellus and L. l. bolivianus, and of Lysapsus caraya (Hylinae, Hylidae)

Busin CA, Lima AP, Prado CPA, Strüssmann C, Siqueira-Jr S, Recco-Pimentel SM*



A032-05 B-chromosomes in two natural Brazilian populations of Hyla nana (Anura, Hylidae)

Medeiros LR, Rossa-Feres DC, Recco-Pimentel SM*

Genetics and Molecular Biology


A033-05 Cytogenetics of Brachycephalus ephippium (Anura, Brachycephalidae) with comments on its relationship to the Bufonidae

Ananias F, Giaretta AA, Recco-Pimentel SM*



A034-05 Sperm morphology of five species of Colostethus (Anura, Dendrobatidae) from Brazil, with phylogenetic comments

Veiga-Menoncello ACP, Lima AP, Recco-Pimentel SM*

Acta Zoologica


A035-05 Chromosome study in Colostethus brunneus from the type-locality and two related species (Anura – Dendrobatidae)

Veiga-Menoncello AC, Aguiar-Jr O, Lima AP, Recco-Pimentel SM*



A036-05 Chromosomal analysis of the leptodactylids Pleurodema diplolistris and Physalaemus nattereri (Amphibia, Anura)

Lourenço LB, Andrade JA, Andrade GV, Rossa-Feres DC, Recco-Pimentel SM*



A037-05 Ultrastructural characteristics of sperm in Hylodinae species (Anura, Leptodactylidae) and their relevance to taxonomic relationships of this group

Aguiar-Jr O, Giaretta AA, Recco-Pimentel SM*

Journal of Biosciences


A038-05 Scanning and transmission electron microscopy analysis of the biflagellate spermatozoa of Colostethus marchesianus from the type locality and Colostethus sp. (aff. marchesianus) (Anura, Dendrobatidae)

Veiga-Menoncello AC, Aguiar-Jr O, Lima AP, Recco-Pimentel SM*

Zoologischer Anzeiger


A039-05 Cellular localization of AMPA type glutamate receptor subunits in the basal ganglia of pigeons (Columba lívia)

Laverghetta AV, Toledo CAB*, Veenman CL, Yamamoto K, Wang HB, Reiner A

Brain Behavior and Evolution 67


A040-05 Discovery of immune-related genes expressed in hemocytes of the tarantula spider Acanthoscurria gomesiana

Lorenzini DM, Silva PID, Soares MB, Arruda P*, Setubal J, Daffre S

Developmental and Comparative Immunology


A041-05 The complete nucleotide sequence and genomic organization of citrus leprosies associated virus, cytoplasmic type (CiLV-C)

Pascon RC, + 20 authors, Arruda P*, + 3 authors

Virus Genes 32


A042-05 The plant energy-dissipating mitochondrial systems: depicting the genomic structure and the expression profiles of the gene families of uncoupling protein and alternative oxidase in monocots and dicots

Borecky J, Nogueira FTS, Oliveira KAP, Maia IG, Vercesi AE, Arruda P*

Journal of Experimental Botany 57


A043-05 Statins induce calcium-dependent mitochondrial permeability transition

Velho JA, Okanobo H, Degasperi GR, Matsumoto MY, Alberici LC, Cosso RG, Oliveira HCF, Vercesi AE*


*E-mail: aní

A044-05 Antiatherogenic effects of S-nitroso-N-acetylcysteine in hypercholesterolemic LDL receptor knockout mice

Krieger MH*, Santos KFR, Shishido SM, Wanschel ACBA, Estrela HFG, Santos L, Oliveira MG, Franchini KG, Spadari-Bratfisch RC, Laurindo FRM

Nitric Oxide – Accepted on September 2005


A045-05Subdermal implants of poly(L-lactic acid) with plasticizer: an ultrastructural study in rats

Silva DRM, Joazeiro PP*, Duek EAR, Alberto-Rincon MC

Journal of Biomaterials Science-Polymer Edition


A046-05 Hydroxyzine, promethazine and thioridazine interaction with phospholipids monomolecular layers at the air-water interface

Pinto LMA, Malheiros SVP, Lino ACS, de Paula E*, Perillo MA

Biophysical Chemistry – Accepted on September 2005


A047-05 Tetrahydroxyquinone induces apoptosis of leukemia cells through diminished survival signaling

Cavagis ADM, Ferreira CV, Versteeg HH, Assis CF, Bos CL, Bleuming SA, Diks SH, Aoyama H*, Peppelenbosch MP

Experimantal Hematology


A048-05 Oedematogenic activity induced by Kunitz-type inhibitors from Dimorphandra mollis seeds

Mello GC, Desouza IA, Marangoni S, Novello JC*, Antunes E, Macedo MLR



A049-05 Impact assessment study of climate change according to IPCC prognostics on Brazilian agricultural zoning

Zullo Jr J, Pinto HS*, Assad ED

Meteorological Applications


A050-05 Utilização de dados do satélite Ikonos-II no estudo de áreas cafeeiras

Ramirez GM, Zullo Jr J, Assad ED, Pinto HS*

Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira


A051-05 Low genetic differentiation between isolated populations of the colonial ascidian Symplegma rubra Monniot, C. 1972

Dias GM, Duarte LFL*, Solferini VN

Marine Biology


A052-05 Phylogenetic relationships of Brazilian bovine respiratory syncytial virus isolates and molecular homology modeling of attachment glycoprotein

Spilki FR, Almeida RS, Domigues HG, D’ARce RGF, Ferreira HL, Campalans J, Costa SCB, Arns CW*

Vírus Research – Accepted on August 2005


A053-05 Comparative study of force and electromyographic activity between healthy subjects and with shoulder impingement syndrome

Palomari ET*, Politti F, Furtado R, Amorim CF

Revista de Fisioterapia da Universidade de São Paulo

*E-mail: epaloma

A054-05 The butterflies (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea) of the Distrito Federal, Brazil

Emery RD, Brown KS*, Pinheiro CEG

Revista Brasileira de Entomologia


A055-05 Yeast oxidative stress response – Influences of cytosolic thioredoxin peroxidase I and of the mitochondrial functional state

Demase APD, Pereira GAG*, Netto LES

FEBS Journal 273


A056-05 In vitro production of biotrophic-like cultures of Crinipellis perniciosa, the causal agent of witches’ broom disease of Theobroma cacao

Meinhardt LW, Bellato CM, Rincones J, Azevedo RA, Cascardo JCM, Pereira GAG*

Current Microbiology 52Accepted on November 2005


A057-05 Dinâmica da água às palhadas de milho, milheto e soja utilizadas em plantio direto

Da Silva FAM, Pinto HS*, Scopel E, Corbeels M, Affholder F

Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira 41


A058-05 The butterflies (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea) of the Distrito Federal, Brazil

Emery RD, Brown KS*, Pinheiro CEG

Revista Brasileira de Entomologia


A059-05 Growth and stress conditions cause similar changes in xylem amino acids for different legume species

Amarante L, Lima JD, Sodek L*

The transport of nitrogenous compounds via xylem in soybean changes markedly when nodulated plants are fed nitrate or when plants are subject to stress conditions such as N deficiency or hypoxia (flooding). There is a fall in ureide and glutamine levels, reflecting impaired nitrogen fixation, and a strong increase in aspartic acid and fall in asparagine, apparently associated with impaired asparagine synthetase activity. These changes were seen with other legume species, both of the ureide and asparagine transporting categories. Since xylem ureides cannot be used as indicators of nitrogen fixation in the non-ureide (asparagine) transporting species, one important result of this study is that glutamine can be used for this purpose.

Environmental and Experimental


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