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Genetic variability of Aedes aegypti in the Americas using a mitochondrial gene: evidence of multiple introductions.
Phylogeographic structure detected by the NCA was consistent with distant colonization within one clade and fragmentation followed by range expansion via long distance dispersal in the other, suggestive of a gene pool division that may support the hypothesis of occurrence of two subspecies of Ae. Expand
Six new species of the Anopheles leucosphyrus group, reinterpretation of An. elegans and vector implications
Six new species are here described from adult, pupal and larval stages (with illustrations of immature stages) and formally named as follows: An. Expand
Revision of the Leucosphyrus group of Anopheles (Cellia) (Diptera, Culicidae)
This is a comprehensive revision of 20 species of the Leucosphyrus Group of the Neomyzomyia Series of Anopheles (Cellia). Expand
Phylogeny of Anophelinae (Diptera Culicidae) Based on Morphological Characters
A cladistic analysis of 163 morphological characters from females, males, fourth-instar larvae, and pupae of 64 species indicates that Anophelinae is monophyletic, that Chagasia is the earliest-diverged lineage within Anop Helinae, and that the genus Anopheles, as currently defined, is paraphyletic. Expand
Phylogeny of Anophelinae (Diptera: Culicidae) based on nuclear ribosomal and mitochondrial DNA sequences
The most basal relationships within genus Anopheles are not well resolved by any of the data partitions, although the results of statistical analyses of the rDNA data suggest that the clade consisting of Bironella, Lophopodomyia, Nyssorhynchus and Kerteszia is the sister to theClade containing Cellia and Anophele. Expand
Revision of the Spissipes Section of Culex (Melanoconion) (Diptera:Culicidae).
Twenty-two species in the Spissipes Section of Culex (Melanoconion) are recognized and two taxonomic changes are made: Culex alvarezi Sutil Oramas, Pulido Florenzano and Amarista Meneses isExpand
COI barcode versus morphological identification of Culex ( Culex ) (Diptera: Culicidae) species: a case study using samples from Argentina and Brazil
Sequences of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) mitochondrial gene from adults of 22 Culex ( Culex ) species from Argentina and Brazil were employed to assess species identification and to testExpand
Resurrection of Anopheles goeldii from synonymy with Anopheles nuneztovari (Diptera, Culicidae) and a new record for Anopheles dunhami in the Brazilian Amazon.
Results of the Bayesian phylogenetic analyses performed using either COI or combined ITS2, COI and white gene sequences suggest that An. Expand
Cladistic analysis of the subgenus Anopheles (Anopheles) Meigen (Diptera: Culicidae) based on morphological characters.
The results suggest that Anopheles (Anopheles) is monophyletic, and most species groups included in the analysis were demonstrated to be monophylets. Expand
The second internal transcribed spacer of nuclear ribosomal DNA as a tool for Latin American anopheline taxonomy - a critical review.
Overall the ITS2 sequences distinguish anopheline species, however, information on intraspecific and geographic variations is scarce and it is suggested that misidentification and/or sequencing errors could be responsible for some of the high values of divergence. Expand