Molecular identification of onchocerciasis vector sibling species in black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae).

@article{Brockhouse1993MolecularIO,
  title={Molecular identification of onchocerciasis vector sibling species in black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae).},
  author={Charles L. Brockhouse and Charles G. Vajime and Roman Marin and Robert M Tanguay},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={1993},
  volume={194 2},
  pages={
          628-34
        }
}
A number of sibling species in the Simulium damnosum species complex transmit River Blindness (onchocerciasis) in tropical Africa. Black fly sibling species can be reliably recognized only through analysis of the larval polytene chromosomes. The routine, unambiguous assignment of the potentially disease-transmitting adult females to a particular species is virtually impossible. Two molecular assays to identify the sibling species of biting female flies are presented. The first relies on PCR… CONTINUE READING
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