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Gustavo Mendes de Oliveira Castro

Gustavo Mendes de Oliveira Castro, Brazilian biologist (Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro 24 January 1904 - 1978)
 
ACHIEVEMENTS

Enunciated law of phylogenesis and succession

Filogenese e sucessão. Anais Acad. Bras. Ciencias 18(2):121-5, 1946

Um método de análise de populações vegetais. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz 45(3):572-86, 1947
 
Developed a staining method for protozoan and bacteria
 

Developed a staining method for Koch bacilli nodules

Staining nodules of the leprosy bacillus. Lepr.Rev. 18(2-3):45-9, 1947
 
Co-authored with Stanley A. Cain Manual of vegetation analysis (1959), an influent book on phytosociology
 
With J.M. Pires & N.T. da Silva authored the paper Application of some phytosociological techniques to Brazilian rain forest. Amer. J. Bot. 43(10):911-41, 1956 with great repercussion in this field
 
Developed Castro aspirator for collecting Diptera
 

DESCRIBED DIPTERA TAXA

 Chrysochiton 1936 with Lutz

Culex carcinoxenus 1932 

Esenbeckia arcusta 1935 with Lutz

Laphromyia longipalpis 1937 with Lutz

Limatus flavisetosus 1935 with Lutz
 
 

HONORS

Subgenus Castromyia 1942 Mangabeira Filho  (Diptera)