Welcome to MOME

Introduction dans la langue de Voltaire, c’est ici, Introduccion en el idioma de Cervantes, es aquí.

The first characters to be affected by microevolutionary changes are continuous characters (Falconer). Morphometrics measures them and represents a low-cost tool adapted to the study of phenotypic evolution. In medically important insects, this study may have importance at an epidemiological level. I present here a few tools (CLIC package, CLIC bank and Cyberatlas) dedicated to students, to scientists and to health services, helping at species identification and population characterization. The C L I C package (for “Collection of Landmarks for Identification and Characterization”) is a small package gathering common tools to help you start modern morphometrics analyses withouth too many headaches. It now also helps you to use the R software to some extent. The CLIC bank gathers reference images of arthropods parts (wings, heads, thorax) from published works. The Cyberatlas (CAT, CAP) are currently focused on Triatominae (CAT), the vectors of Chagas disease in Latin America, and Phlebotominae (CAP), the vectors of leishmaniases.

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