Emerging Vectors in the Culex pipiens Complex

@article{Fonseca2004EmergingVI,
  title={Emerging Vectors in the Culex pipiens Complex},
  author={Dina M Fonseca and Nusha Keyghobadi and Colin A. Malcolm and Ceylan Mehmet and Francis Schaffner and Motoyoshi Mogi and Robert C. Fleischer and Richard C. Wilkerson},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={303},
  pages={1535 - 1538}
}
In the Old World, some mosquitoes in the Culex pipiens complex are excellent enzootic vectors of West Nile virus, circulating the virus among birds, whereas others bite mainly humans and other mammals. Here we show that, in northern Europe, such 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. In the United States, however, hybrids between these forms are ubiquitous. Such… Expand

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