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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



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


Schneideria schmeiderae 1975 with Morgante, Malavasi, Marques & Garrido