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Maria Clara Liendo
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Graduated in Biologist from the University of Buenos Aires (2007). PhD in Biologist graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (2013).
My research is based on the behavior, physiology, and chemical ecology  of economically important insects.

Principal papers:

    1. - “Temporal changes in volatile profiles of Varroa destructor-infested brood are associated with hygienic behavior in Apis mellifera”. MC Liendo, I Muntaabski, RM Russo, SB Lanzavecchia, DF Segura, MA Palacio, JL Cladera, PC Fernández & AC Scannapieco. (2021). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (DOI: 10.1111/eea.13048).



    1. “Grooming behavior in naturally Varroa-resistant Apis mellifera colonies from North-Central Argentina”. Russo, R. M., Liendo, M. C., Landi, L., Pietronave, H. P., Merke, J., Fain, H. C., ... & Scannapieco, A. C. (2020). Frontiers Media.


    1. “Varroa destructor Parasitism and Genetic Variability at Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Drone Congregation Areas and Their Associations With Environmental Variables in Argentina”. Galindo-Cardona, A, Scannapieco, AC, Escalante, K, Geria, M, Lepori, N, Ayup, MM, Russo, MR, Muntaabski, I, Liendo, MC, Landi, L, Giray, T, Monmany-Garzia, AC (2020). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8, 394.



4.“Infestation of fruit by conspecific and heterospecific females deters oviposition in two Tephritidae fruit fly species”.  MC Liendo, MA Parreño, AG. Pietrek, JP Bouvet, FH. Milla, MT Vera, JL Cladera & DF. Segura. (2020). Journal of Applied Entomology, 144 (8), 701-709.


    1. “Genetic variation and heteroplasmy of Varroa destructor inferred from ND4 mtDNA sequences”. Muntaabski, I., Russo, R. M., Liendo, M. C., Palacio, M. A., Cladera, J. L., Lanzavecchia, S. B., & Scannapieco, A. C. (2020). Parasitology Research, 1-11.


    1. “Coexistence between two fruit fly species is supported by the different strength of intraand interspecific competition”. M. Clara Liendo, M. Alejandra Parreño, Jorge L. Cladera, M. Teresa Vera & Diego F. Segura (2018). Ecological Entomology. 43(3), 294-303.


    1. “Different patterns of resource utilization among conspecific larvae in two species of fruit flies: Anastrepha fraterculus and Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae)”. María Clara Liendo, Francisco Devescovi, Teresa Boca, Jorge Luis Cladera, María Teresa Vera & Diego Fernando Segura. (2016) Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 18(4), 349-356.


    1. “Individual precocity, temporal persistence, and task-specialization of hygienic bees from selected colonies of Apis mellifera”. Scannapieco, A. C., Lanzavecchia, S. B., Parreño, M. A., Liendo, M. C., Cladera, J. L., Spivak, M., & Palacio, M. A. (2016). Journal of Apicultural Science, 60(1), 63-74.


    1. “Fruit infestation patterns by Anastrepha fraterculus and Ceratitis capitata reveal that cross‐recognition does not lead to complete avoidance of interspecific competition in nature”. Devescovi, F., Liendo, MC., Bachmann, G. E., Bouvet, J. P., Milla, F. H., Vera, M. T., Cladera, J. L. & Segura, D. F. (2015). Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 18(4), 349- 356.


    1. “Differences in sperm storage and remating propensity between adult females of two morphotypes of the Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera: Tephritidae) cryptic species complex”. Abraham, S., Rull, J., Mendoza, M., Liendo, M. C., Devescovi, F., Roriz, A. K., & Vera, M. T. (2014). Bulletin of entomological research, 104(03), 376-382.


    1. “Evolution of pre‐zygotic and post‐zygotic barriers to gene flow among three cryptic species within the Anastrepha fraterculus complex”. Rull, J., Abraham, S., Kovaleski, A., Segura, D. F., Mendoza, M., Liendo, M., & Vera, M. T. (2013). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 148(3), 213-222.


    1. “Remating behaviour in Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera: Tephritidae) females is affected by male juvenile hormone analogue treatment but not by male sterilization”. Solana Abraham, M. Clara Liendo, Francisco Devescovi, Patricia A. Peralta, Verónica Yusef, Josefina Ruiz, Jorge L. Cladera, M. Teresa Vera & Diego F. Segura. (2013). Bulletin of Entomological Research, 103(03), 310-317.


    1. “Precocious sexual signalling and mating in Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera: Tephritidae) sterile males achieved through juvenile hormone treatment and protein supplements”. M. C. Liendo, F. Devescovi, G. E. Bachmann, M. E. Utgés, S. Abraham, M. T. Vera, S. B. Lanzavecchia, J. P. Bouvet, P. V. Gómez-Cendra, J. Hendrichs, P.E.A. Teal, J. L. Cladera & D. F. Segura. (2013). Bulletin of Entomological Research. 103, pp 1-13.


    1. “Methoprene treatment reduces the pre-copulatory period in Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera: Tephritidae) sterile males”.D. F. Segura, M. E.Utges , M. C. Liendo, M. F. Rodríguez, F. Devescovi, M. T. Vera, P. E. A. Teal & J. L.Cladera. (2010). Journal of Applied Entomology, 137, 19-29.


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