Comparative analyses reveal discrepancies among results of commonly used methods for Anopheles gambiaemolecular form identification.
- Autores: Calzetta M, Caputo B, Della Torre A, Mancini E, Petrarca V, Pinto J, Santolamazza F, Vicente JL
- Journal: Malaria Journal
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Comparative+analyses+reveal+discrepancies+among+results+of+commonly+used+methods+for+Anopheles+gambiae+molecular+form+identification.
Anopheles gambiae M and S molecular forms, the major malaria vectors in the Afro-tropical region, are ongoing a process of ecological diversification and adaptive lineage splitting, which is affecting malaria transmission and vector control strategies in West Africa. These two incipient species are defined on the basis of single nucleotide differences in the IGS and ITS regions of multicopy rDNA located on the X-chromosome.