Evaluation of a species-specific PCR assay for the Anopheles funestus group from eleven African countries and Madagascar.


A newly published cocktail polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay can identify five members of the Anopheles funestus group: An. funestus, An. vaneedeni, An. parensis, An. leesoni and An. rivulorum. The assay was evaluated on specimens from 11 African countries: Angola, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania… (More)


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