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Recolecta de artrópodos para prospección de la biodiversidad en el Área de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica
(Revista de Biología Tropical 52(1): 119-132, 2004, 2004)
This study describes the results and collection practices for obtaining arthropod samples to be studied as potential sources of new medicines in a bioprospecting effort. From 1994 to 1998, 1800 arthropod samples of 6-10 g ...
Does a polyphagous caterpillar have the same gut microbiota when feeding on different species of food plants?
(Revista de Biología Tropical 50(2): 547-560, 2002, 2002)
We used classical culture techniques to explore gut bacteria and changes associated with dietary change in the highly polyphagous, tropical caterpillar Automeris zugana(Saturniidae). Fifty-five third instar wild-caught ...
Costa rican international cooperative biodiversity group: using insects and other arthropods in biodiversity prospecting
In: J. Rosenthal (Ed.). Drug discovery, economic development and conservation: The International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups. Pharm. Biol. Vol 37, Supplement, pp. 55-68.
(Pharmaceutical Biology 37(Supplement):55–68. 1999, 1999)
This paper describes the Costa Rican International Collaborative Biodiversity Group (ICBG), which was designed to introduce insects and other arthropods as a source of pharmaceutical compounds, and to generate knowledge ...