Jane Costa

Jane Costa
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz | FIOCRUZ · Laboratório de Biodiversidade Entomológica (IOC)

PhD

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Introduction
Jane Costa currently works at the Laboratório de Biodiversidade Entomológica (IOC), Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Jane does research in Entomology, Parasitology and Evolutionary Biology. Their current project is 'An integrative approach on morphological and molecular diversity to Triatoma brasiliensis, the main Chagas disease vector in the Brazilian semiarid: elucidating links on the epidemiological chain'.
Additional affiliations
November 2011 - December 2011
American Museum of Natural History
Position
  • Visiting Researcher
Description
  • Researches at the Entomological Collection
November 2010 - December 2010
University of Kansas
Position
  • Guest Researcher
Description
  • Collaboration with Dr. Andrew Townsend Peterson
March 2009 - April 2009
Smithsonian Institution
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  • Fellow
Education
April 1994 - October 1997
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Field of study
  • Parasitology

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Publications (202)
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Beginning in November 2018, Brazilian legislation regulating access to genetic heritage and associated traditional knowledge will cause a bureaucratic collapse of Biodiversity research in Brazil. Law number 13.123/2015 and Decree 8772/2016 impose severe barriers to basic and applied research, and to international cooperation by introducing mandator...
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Chagas disease persists as one of the most important, and yet most neglected, diseases in the world, and several changes in its epidemiological aspects have been recorded since its discovery. Currently, some of the most relevant changes are related to: (i) the reduction in the incidence of the endemic due to the control of the most important vector...
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An outbreak of Chagas disease, possibly involving its vector Triatoma brasiliensis brasilien-sis, was identified in the state of Rio Grande do Norte (RN). Given the historical significance of this vector in public health, the study aimed to evaluate its role in the transmission dynamics of the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi in an area undergoing deser...
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Triatoma brasiliensis brasiliensis Neiva, 1911 is one of the most important vectors of Chagas disease in the Brazilian semiarid regions in the north-east. The risk imposed by T. b. brasiliensis to the human populations, due to frequent invasions and/or colonization of the domiciles, demands constant monitoring and control actions as well as an unde...
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Cladomorphus petropolisensis sp. nov., a new species of stick insect from Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is herein described and compared to the other sympatric species, C. phyllinus Gray, 1835 (Phasmatidae, Cladomorphinae). The description of the new species is supported by morphological and molecular evidence. Kimura-2-parameter (K2P) intras...
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Based on the observation of specimens kept in captivity for 69 days, here we describe in detail for the first time the predatory behavior of an assassin bug Harpactor angulosus (Lepeletier & Serville, 1825) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae), on a stick insect Cladomorphus phyllinus Gray, 1835 (Phasmatodea: Phasmatidae: Cladomorphi...
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The order Phasmatodea includes insects known as stick insects. In Brazil, few taxonomic, ecological or evolutionary studies have been published in recent years, the reason is related to the few number of researchers dedicated to this particular group. Cladomorphus phyllinus Gray is one of the largest Brazilian insects and perhaps one of the most st...
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In this presentation we bring the current knowledge about phasmid richness and distribution in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as a follow up of one of the first works conducted by Projeto Phasma. We also highlight the importance of citizen science in assessing records and potentially new sightings of genera and species in Brazilian territory....
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Uma criança curiosa e um inseto misterioso. Esses são os dois principais personagens que conduzem a história do novo livro infanto-juvenil Eu, o Bicho-Pau! A obra tem como objetivo estimular a prática da leitura em crianças, além de incentivar o estudo da biodiversidade, a interação com a natureza e o respeito pelas mais diversas criaturas.
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No livro As Borboletas, o Besouro e a Fada da Biodiversidade, eles assumem o papel de personagens divertidos e questionadores. A obra infanto-juvenil, que enaltece as diferenças entre as várias espécies, tem como objetivo mostrar a importância da diversidade, chamando atenção para a riqueza presente nesse grupo de animais.
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Stick insects (Phasmatodea) are among the least studied insect groups in Brazil. Although in recent years there has been an increase in the number of published studies on taxonomy and morphology of Brazilian stick insects, they remain very little-known concerning biological and bionomic aspects. From five females of Cladoxerus cryphaleus (Phasmatid...
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A list of the Hepialidae, Saturniidae, and Sphingidae of the Intervales State Park, municipality of Ribeirão Grande, São Paulo, Brazil, is provided. The 207 species recorded comprise 117 Saturniidae, 82 Sphingidae, and eight Hepialidae. A new species, Hylesia dellerbai sp. n. (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Hemileucinae), is described from the eastern p...
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Background Members of the Triatoma brasiliensis complex can produce experimental and natural hybrids. Crossing experiments performed in the laboratory, with several combinations between species of that complex, revealed a gradient of reproductive affinities among them. However, little is known about the reproductive males’ choices when they have th...
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Innovative approaches used to combat Chagas disease transmission tend to combine a set of comprehensive efforts to understand the ecology of local vectors. In this work we identified molecularly the blood meal of 181 Triatoma brasiliensis, distributed in 18 populations (8 sylvatic and 10 peridomestic), which were collected across a range of 240 km...
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Background: The protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi circulates in semiarid areas of northeastern Brazil in distinct ecotopes (sylvatic, peridomestic and domestic) where Triatoma brasiliensis Neiva, 1911 is the most important Chagas disease vector. In this study, we analyzed microevolutionary and demographic aspects of T. brasiliensis populations at the ec...
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Triatoma infestans is the vector of Trypanosoma cruzi mostly domiciled in South America. In Brazil, residual foci of this insect are currently found in Bahia and Rio Grande do Sul states. The geometric morphometrics is a tool that detects the influences of external factors on an individual or population. In this context, this study aims to verify t...
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Phasmatodea (Arthropoda, Insecta) comprises phytophagous insects, popularly known as stick bugs because most of them resemble dry branches. Currently, more than 3000 species are known, the majority of which can be found in tropical regions of the world. In Brazil, it is estimated that there are approximately 200 species, but these numbers may not t...
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Apresenta pela primeira vez a caracterização molecular de Cladomorphus phyllinus Gray, 1835 , coletado em Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, utilizando o gene citocromo oxidase- COI
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Many previous studies have shown a great phylogenetic and biological variability of Trypanosoma cruzi using different molecular and biochemical methods. Populations of T. cruzi were initially clustered into two main lineages called TcI and TcII by the size of the mini‐exon PCR product. In the present study, 33 isolates derived from three triatomine...
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The prevention of Chagas disease depends on the control of its vectors - hematophagous insects of the subfamily Triatominae. In this chapter we present a brief eco-epidemiologic review of Chagas disease, focusing on Brazil and mainly on the Northeastern region, where members of the Triatoma brasiliensis complex are the main vectors. This group of i...
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The Triatoma brasiliensis complex is composed of six species (Triatoma bahiensis, T. juazerensis, T. lenti, T. melanica, T. petrocchiae, and T. sherlocki) and two subspecies (T. brasiliensis brasiliensis and T. b. macromelasoma). Phylogenetic studies have shown that it is a monophyletic group, but the morphological relationships among the members c...
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The prevention of Chagas disease depends on the control of its vectors - hematophagous insects of the subfamily Triatominae. In this chapter we present a brief eco-epidemiologic review of Chagas disease, focusing on Brazil and mainly on the Northeastern region, where members of the Triatoma brasiliensis complex are the main vectors. This group of i...
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A doença de Chagas ainda é um importante problema de saúde pública, sendo considerada uma doença tropical negligenciada. A partir da criação do Programa Saúde na Escola (PSE), tornou-se necessário a abordagem em sala de aula de doenças que afetam a população brasileira com o objetivo de agregar conhecimentos e conscientizar os alunos. Entretanto, o...
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Background The protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi circulates in semiarid areas of the northeastern of Brazil in distinct ecotopes (sylvatic, peridomestic and domestic) where Triatoma brasiliensis is the most important Chagas disease vector. Methods We sampled populations of T. brasiliensis from distinct ecotypic and geographic sites in the Rio Grande do N...
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OBJECTIVE — The stink bug Supputius cincticeps is a well-known neotropical, generalist predator. However, in contrast to other predators, S. cincticeps also need to feed on plants to complete its life cycle. The aim of this report is to describe predation by S. cincticeps on Cladomorphus phyllinus, a walking-stick insect that feeds on leaves of sev...
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Este livro é um projeto educativo, que apresenta a entomologia de forma lúdica para atrair novos talentos para a ciência. Muitas vezes ignorados ou vistos de forma negativa, os insetos são fundamentais para a manutenção do equilíbrio ambiental. Neste livro, eles assumem o papel de personagens divertidos e questionadores. A obra, voltada para o púb...
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Triatoma petrocchiae is the newly member of the Triatoma brasiliensis species complex. This species overlaps with T. brasiliensis in geographic and ecotypic occupation in the sylvatic habitat because both inhabit rocky outcrops in the semi-arid portion of Brazilian northeast. In this region T. brasiliensis is the most important Chagas disease vecto...
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Esta cartilha foi idealizada para divulgar as principais atualizações do complexo Triatoma brasiliensis para os técnicos das Secretarias de Vigilância em Saúde, professores e estudantes, principalmente. O texto apresenta de forma clara e resumida informações sobre a identificação, distribuição geográfica e aspectos ecológicos e epidemiológicos dos...
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Objective: The stink bug Supputius cincticeps is a well-known neotropical, generalist predator. However, in contrast to other predators, S. cincticeps also need to feed on plants to complete its life cycle. The aim of this report is to describe predation by S. cincticeps on Cladomorphus phyllinus, a walking-stick insect that feeds on leaves of seve...
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Citation: Dale C, Almeida CE, Mendonça VJ, Oliveira J, da Rosa JA, Galvão C, Costa J (2018) An updated and illustrated dichotomous key for the Chagas disease vectors of Triatoma brasiliensis species complex and their epidemiologic importance. ZooKeys 805: 33-43. https://doi. Abstract In the subfamily Triatominae, Triatoma exhibits the largest numbe...
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Three species of Saturniidae (Hemileucinae), all belonging to Periga Walker, 1855, are recognized as new and are described as: P. paranapiacaba sp. nov., P. faustinoi sp. nov., and P. intervales sp. nov. The Periga gueneei species-group is proposed to accommodate P. gueneei (Lemaire, 1973) and the new species P. intervales sp. n. described here. Th...
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Triatoma sherlocki Papa, Jurberg, Carcavallo, Cerqueira & Barata was described in 2002, based on specimens caught in the wild in the municipality of Gentio do Ouro, Bahia, Brazil. In 2009, nymphs and adults were detected inside homes and sylvatic specimens were positive for Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas). No information on the bionomics of T. sherlocki...
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A total of 2,431 Triatoma brasiliensis were collected from 39 populations of Paraíba (PB) and Rio Grande do Norte (RN) states, Brazil. In PB, Trypanosoma cruzi infection was not detected in either peridomestic or domestic vector populations. In contrast, in RN, T. brasiliensis was detected with high parasite prevalence in these ecotopes (30.7–40.0%...
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“Triatoma brasiliensis species complex” was defined as a monophyletic group of the species: T. brasiliensis, T. juazeirensis, T. melanica, and T. sherlocki. An alternative grouping scheme proposed the concept of “Brasiliensis subcomplex” which included the former species together with T. melanocephala, T. petrocchiae, T. lenti, T. tibiamaculata, an...
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Morphological and structural features of the sperm of the Triatoma brasiliensis Neiva, 1911 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) species complex were examined in this first study investigating the sperm of Heteroptera and the genus Triatoma. Males were dissected and their seminal vesicles removed. For measurement, seminal vesicles were squashed on glass slides,...
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Background Triatomine bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) are vectors of the flagellate Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease. The study of triatomine gut microbiota has gained relevance in the last years due to its possible role in vector competence and prospective use in control strategies. The objective of this study is to examine ch...
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Blast annotation of CSPs and OBPs, and information about differential expression status. Results of Blast: For all contigs that matched with a CSP or an OBP from the non-redundant protein database, we indicate the ID of this protein (Blast NR ID) and its denomination (Annotation). For each match, we provide the percentage of identity (%ident), the...
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Diagnostic plots provided by the capushe package for the DDSE approach of HTSCluster. (TIF)
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Blast annotation of ORs, TRPs, SNMPs, takeout, cytochrome P450, glutathione S-transferase and cuticular proteins and information about differential expression status. Results of Blast: For all contigs that matched with a protein of interest in the non-redundant protein database, we indicate the protein ID (Blast NR ID) and its denomination (Annotat...
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ACP based on normalized counts with the rlog function of DESseq2. (TIF)
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Background In Latin America, the bloodsucking bugs Triatominae are vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease. Chemical elimination programs have been launched to control Chagas disease vectors. However, the disease persists because native vectors from sylvatic habitats are able to (re)colonize houses—a process called dom...
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We conducted a lab-based comparative study on vector capacity features of two species of triatomines: Triatoma brasiliensis and T. melanica. Both are members of the T. brasiliensis species complex. The former is the most important Chagas disease vector in the northeastern region of Brazil. To date, no transmission via T. melanica has been recorded....
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We used an individual-based molecular multisource approach to assess the epidemiological importance of Triatoma brasiliensis collected in distinct sites and ecotopes in Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil. In the semi-arid zones of Brazil, this blood sucking bug is the most important vector of Trypanosoma cruzi-the parasite that causes Chagas disease...
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Bayesian inference consensus tree of the Triatoma brasiliensis cytb gene. Additional sequences used for the phylogenetic reconstruction were downloaded from GenBank (GB) and were identified by their GB code after the (sub)specific taxonomic definition. Triatoma sherlocki was defined as the outgroup. Values in the nodes indicate Bayesian posterior p...
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Each spot represents the genetic differentiation [FST/(1−FST)] of one unique pair of Triatoma brasiliensis populations correlated with linear distance. (JPG)
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Variable positions in the 467 bp of the cytb gene for the 28 haplotypes of T. brasiliensis collected in the study according to sites where they were collected. (PDF)
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A survey on the Saturniidae specimens deposited in the Entomological Collection of the Oswaldo Cruz Insti­tute (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Bra zil) was carried out. A total of 327 species and 9370 specimens were registered, distributed within four subfamilies: 875 Arsenur­inae (42 spp.), 3100 Ceratocampinae (76 spp.), 4619 Hemi­leucin...
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Triatoma brasiliensis macromelasoma occurs in Pernambuco state, Brazil, which is situated between the distribution areas of Triatoma brasiliensisbrasiliensis (north) and Triatoma juazeirensis (south). T. b. macromelasoma displays greater variations in its chromatic phenotype than either T. b. brasiliensis or T. juazeirensis, and patterns reminiscen...
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Insects possess both cellular and humoral immune responses. The latter makes them capable to recognize and control invading pathogens after synthesis of a variety of small proteins, also known as antimicrobial peptides. Defensins, cysteine-rich cationic peptides with major activity against Gram-positive bacteria, are one ubiquitous class of antimic...
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Triatoma brasiliensis is considered as one of the most important Chagas disease vectors in the northeastern Brazil. This species presents chromatic variations which led to descriptions of subspecies, synonymized by Lent and Wygodzinsky (1979). In order to broaden bionomic knowledge of these distinct colour patterns of T. brasiliensis, captures were...
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Trypanosoma cruzi is the causative agent of Chagas disease, transmitted to humans and mammals by blood-sucking hemipteran insects belonging to the Triatominae subfamily. The two main genotypes of T. cruzi (TcI and TcII) differ in many characteristics concerning their genetic profile. Despite the extensive literature on vectors and the etiologic age...
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The Workgroup of Preventive Conservation of the Oswaldo Cruz House, Fiocruz, inside its proposal of a pilot experience to the elaboration of integrated conservation assessment of buildings and movable collections, defined in collaboration with Oswaldo Cruz Institute, the Moorish Pavilion and the collections inside it sheltered as object of study. I...
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2): 61-68. 2014. 61 Arthropods associated with the carnivorous plant Drosera latifolia (Droseraceae) in an area of Atlantic Forest (southeastern Brazil) Artrópodes associados à planta carnívora Drosera latifolia (Droseraceae) em uma área de Floresta Atlântica (sudeste do Brasil) JANE COSTA 1 CLAUDIA LEAL RODRIGUES 1 ARLINDO SERPA FILHO 2 SANDOR CHR...
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High throughput sequencing (HTS) provides new research opportunities for work on non-model organisms, such as differential expression studies between populations exposed to different environmental conditions. However, such transcriptomic studies first require the production of a reference assembly. The choice of sampling procedure, sequencing strat...
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BACKGROUND: Understanding the mechanisms that influence the population dynamics and spatial genetic structure of the vectors of pathogens infecting humans is a central issue in tropical epidemiology. In view of the rapid changes in the features of landscape pathogen vectors live in, this issue requires new methods that consider both natural and hum...