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Sequencing of Culex quinquefasciatus Establishes a Platform for Mosquito Comparative Genomics
Closing the Vector Circle The genome sequence of Culex quinquefasciatus offers a representative of the third major genus of mosquito disease vectors for comparative analysis. In a major internationalExpand
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An integrated genetic map of the African human malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles gambiae.
We present a genetic map based on microsatellite polymorphisms for the African human malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae. Polymorphisms in laboratory strains were detected for 89% of the testedExpand
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Polymerase chain reaction species diagnostic assay for Anopheles quadrimaculatus cryptic species (Diptera: Culicidae) based on ribosomal DNA ITS2 sequences.
Species-specific differences in the nucleotide sequences of the 2nd internal transcribed spacer (ITS2) of nuclear ribosomal DNA (rDNA) were used to develop a diagnostic assay based on the polymeraseExpand
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Differences in Extent of Genetic Introgression Between Sympatric Culex pipiens and Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) in California and South Africa
Abstract Comparisons of five morphological characters, 12 enzyme electrophoresis profiles, and Wolbachia pipientis infection rates were used to characterize populations of members of the CulexExpand
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Spatiotemporal dynamics of gene flow and hybrid fitness between the M and S forms of the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae
Significance Populations of the African malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae, are structured into M and S forms. All current work assumes the two rarely hybridize. Here we show this assumption is false.Expand
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Mosquito-borne arboviruses of African origin: review of key viruses and vectors
Key aspects of 36 mosquito-borne arboviruses indigenous to Africa are summarized, including lesser or poorly-known viruses which, like Zika, may have the potential to escape current sylvatic cyclingExpand
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Adaptive introgression in an African malaria mosquito coincident with the increased usage of insecticide-treated bed nets
Significance We report that during a recent period of hybridization between two major African malaria mosquitoes, Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii, an island of divergence on chromosome 2Expand
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Stable transformation of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, with the Hermes element from the housefly.
The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the world's most important vector of yellow fever and dengue viruses. Work is currently in progress to control the transmission of these viruses by genetically alteringExpand
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Nonspecific patterns of vector, host and avian malaria parasite associations in a central African rainforest
Malaria parasites use vertebrate hosts for asexual multiplication and Culicidae mosquitoes for sexual and asexual development, yet the literature on avian malaria remains biased towards examining theExpand
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Relationship Between kdr Mutation and Resistance to Pyrethroid and DDT Insecticides in Natural Populations of Anopheles gambiae
Abstract The spread of insecticide resistance genes in Anopheles gambiae Giles sensu stricto threatens to compromise vector-based malaria control programs. Two mutations at the same locus in theExpand
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