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This study investigated the composition of mosquito species in different kinds of breeding sites in a tropical forest remnant of the Atlantic Forest and identified species of public health concern therein.

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Why is it important?

Our results reinforce the need to monitor these breeding sites commonly found throughout the Atlantic Forest Biome, given the epidemiological importance of some species found.


This article resulted in the discovery of mosquito species with epidemiological significance, resulting in increased involvement in wild mosquito research.

Jeronimo Alencar

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This page is a summary of: Little noticed, but very important: The role of breeding sites formed by bamboos in maintaining the diversity of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Atlantic Forest biome, PLoS ONE, September 2022, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0273774.
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