Identification of bloodmeals in haematophagous Diptera by cytochrome B heteroduplex analysis

@article{Boakye1999IdentificationOB,
  title={Identification of bloodmeals in haematophagous Diptera by cytochrome B heteroduplex analysis},
  author={Daniel A. Boakye and J M Tang and Philippe Truc and Anthony Merriweather and Thomas R. Unnasch},
  journal={Medical and Veterinary Entomology},
  year={1999},
  volume={13}
}
We developed a DNA assay for bloodmeal identification in haematophagous insects. [] Key Result (Diptera: Simuliidae), human cytochrome B DNA sequences were identifiable up to 3 days following ingestion of the bloodmeal. In the tsetse Glossina palpalis (Diptera: Glossinidae) collected from tsetse traps in Ivory Coast, bloodmeals were identified as taken from domestic pigs on the basis of their heteroduplex pattern and DNA sequence.

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