Mitochondrial DNA variation in screwworm.

  title={Mitochondrial DNA variation in screwworm.},
  author={David B. Taylor and Allen L. Szalanski and Richard D. Peterson},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  volume={10 2},
Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis was used to characterize mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variation in screwworms, Cochliomyia hominivorax, and secondary screwworm, C.macellaria, from the Caribbean, North America and South America. Four amplicons, totaling 7.1 kb, were analysed with sixteen restriction enzymes. A total of 133 restriction sites was observed in the two species, 104 in C.hominivorax, of which nineteen were variable, and ninety-five… CONTINUE READING