Aedes aegypti on Madeira Island (Portugal): genetic variation of a recently introduced dengue vector. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
- Autores: Campos M, Novo MT, Pinto J, Reyes-Lugo M, Ribolla PEM, Salgueiro P, Seixas G, Silva AC, Sousa CA, Spenassatto C
- Journal: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
- Link: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0074-02762013000900003
The increasing population of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes on Madeira Island (Portugal) resulted in the first autochthonous dengue outbreak, which occurred in October 2012. Our study establishes the first genetic evaluation based on the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genes [cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) and NADH dehydrogenase subunit 4 (ND4)] and knockdown resistance ( kdr ) mutations exploring the colonisation history and the genetic diversity of this insular vector population.