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Antonio Brito da Cunha

Antonio Brito da Cunha, Brazilian geneticist (São Paulo 17 June 1925 –



Proposed the adaptive polymorphism (genetic variability correlated to degree of ecological diversity of environment that species live)

With H. Burla & T. Dobzhansky. Adaptive chromosomal polymorphism in Drosophila willistoni. Evolution 4(3):212-35, 1950


With W.E. Kerr. A genetical theory to explain sex determination by arrhenotokous parthenogenesis. Forma et Functio 1:33-6, 1957


With T. Dobzhansky

With O. Pavlovsky & B. Spassky. Genetics of natural populations. XXVIII. Supplementary data on the chromosomal polymorphism in Drosophila willistoni in its relation to the environment. Evolution 13:389-404, 1959

With C. Pavan. Heterosis and elimination of weak homozygotes in natural populations of three related species of Drosophila. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 43(2):226-34, 1957

Differentiation of nutritional preferences in Brazilian Drosophila. Ecology 36:34-9, 1955

A further study of chromosomal polymorpphism in Drosophila willistoni in its relation to the environment. Evolution 8:119-34, 1954

With A. Sokoloff. On food preferences of sympatric species of Drosophila. Evolution 5:97-101, 1951

With H. Burla. A comparative study of chromosomal polymorphism in sibling species of the willistoni group of Drosophila. Am. Nat. 89:229-46, 1950

With H. Burla, A.G.L. Cavalcanti & C. Pavan. Population density and dispersal rates in Brazilian Drosophila willistoni. Ecology 31(3):393-404, 1950

With H. Burla, A.R. Cordeiro, C. Malagolowkin & C. Pavan. The willistoni group of sibling species of Drosophila. Evolution 3(4):300-14, 1949

 

Papers in Nature

Chromosomal inversions with sex-limited effects. Nature 172:815, 1953

A further analysis of the polymorphism of Drosophila polymorpha. Nature 171:887, 1953


NEW SPECIES

Diptera

Drosophila arapuan 1947 with Pavan

Drosophila ararama 1947 with Pavan

Drosophila arassari 1947 with Frota-Pessoa

Drosophila (Sporophora) bocainensis 1947 with Pavan

Drosophila bromelioides 1947 with Pavan

Drosophila caponei 1947 with Pavan

Drosophila (Sporophora) tropicalis 1949 with Burla

Protozoa

Schneideria schmeiderae 1975 with Morgante, Malavasi, Marques & Garrido