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.
Anopheles coluzzii and Anopheles amharicus, new members of the Anopheles gambiae complex.
- M. Coetzee, R. Hunt, R. Wilkerson, A. della Torre, M. Coulibaly, N. Besansky
- 28 February 2013
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 &…
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
- D. M. Fonseca, S. Campbell, R. Wilkerson
- Environmental ScienceJournal of medical entomology
- 1 March 2001
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.
Emergence of a new neotropical malaria vector facilitated by human migration and changes in land use.
- J. Conn, R. Wilkerson, M. Póvoa
- Environmental ScienceAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Making Mosquito Taxonomy Useful: A Stable Classification of Tribe Aedini that Balances Utility with Current Knowledge of Evolutionary Relationships
- R. Wilkerson, Y. Linton, D. Fonseca, T. Schultz, Dana C Price, D. Strickman
- BiologyPLoS ONE
- 30 July 2015
The tribe Aedini (Family Culicidae) contains approximately one-quarter of the known species of mosquitoes, including vectors of deadly or debilitating disease agents. This tribe contains the genus…
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.