Analyzing Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) Diversity in Pakistan by DNA Barcoding

  title={Analyzing Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) Diversity in Pakistan by DNA Barcoding},
  author={Muhammad Ashfaq and Paul D. N. Hebert and Jawwad Hassan Mirza and Arif Muhammad Khan and Yusuf Zafar and Muhammad Sajjad Mirza},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Although they are important disease vectors mosquito biodiversity in Pakistan is poorly known. Recent epidemics of dengue fever have revealed the need for more detailed understanding of the diversity and distributions of mosquito species in this region. DNA barcoding improves the accuracy of mosquito inventories because morphological differences between many species are subtle, leading to misidentifications. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Sequence variation in the barcode region of… CONTINUE READING

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