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Emerging Vectors in the Culex pipiens Complex
It is shown that, in northern Europe, forms differing in behavior and physiology have unique microsatellite fingerprints with no evidence of gene flow between them, as would be expected from distinct species. Expand
Anopheles coluzzii and Anopheles amharicus, new members of the Anopheles gambiae complex.
Two new species within the Anopheles gambiae complex are here described and named. Based on molecular and bionomical evidence, the An. gambiae molecular "M form" is named Anopheles coluzzii Coetzee &Expand
Emergence of a new neotropical malaria vector facilitated by human migration and changes in land use.
In a region of northeastern Amazonia, a species previously of minor importance, Anopheles marajoara, is found to be the principal malaria vector, and a significantly higher proportion of this species is infected with malaria parasites, determined by the ELISA technique. Expand
Aedes (Finlaya) japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae), a Newly Recognized Mosquito in the United States: Analyses of Genetic Variation in the United States and Putative Source Populations
The population genetics of Aedes (Finlaya)Japonicus japonicus (Theobald), an Asian mosquito that was recognized for the first time in the United States in 1998, are studied. Expand
Evolution of mitochondrial and ribosomal gene sequences in anophelinae (Diptera: Culicidae): implications for phylogeny reconstruction.
Recovery of relationships consistent with morphology and previous molecular studies provides evidence of substantial phylogenetic signal in D2 and ND5 genes at levels of divergence from closely related species to subfamily in mosquitoes. 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
DNA barcoding reveals both known and novel taxa in the Albitarsis Group (Anopheles: Nyssorhynchus) of Neotropical malaria vectors
DNA barcoding provides a reliable means of identifying both known and undiscovered biodiversity within the closely related taxa of the Albitarsis Group and is advocated in future studies to elucidate the vector competence and respective distributions of all eight species. 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
Toward understanding Anophelinae (Diptera, Culicidae) phylogeny: insights from nuclear single-copy genes and the weight of evidence.
The present data and other available evidence suggest a South American origin of Anophelinae, probably in the Mesozoic; a rapid diversification of Bironella and basal subgeneric lineages of Anopheles, potentially associated with the breakup of Gondwanaland; and a relatively recent and rapid dispersion of subgenus Anophele. 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