Accession Number ADA575068
Title Genetic Structure of Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) marajoara (Diptera: Culicidae) in Colombia.
Publication Date 2010
Media Count 12p
Personal Author C. Li H. Brochero J. E. Conn M. Ruiz-Garcia R. Wilkerson
Abstract Five Anopheles marajoara Galvao and Damasceno populations, representing diverse ecological conditions were sampled throughout Colombia and analyzed using nine hypervariable DNA microsatellite loci. The overall genetic diversity (H = 0.58) was lower than that determined for some Brazilian populations using the same markers. The Caqueta population (Colombia) had the lowest gene diversity (H = 0.48), and it was the only population at Hardy- Weinberg equilibrium. Hardy-Weinberg disequilibrium in the remaining four populations was probably caused by the Wahlund effect. The assignment analyses showed two incompletely isolated gene pools separated by the Eastern Andean cordillera. However, other possible geographical barriers (rivers and other mountains) did not play any role in the moderate genetic heterogeneity found among these populations (FST = 0.069). These results are noteworthy, because this species is a putative malaria vector in Colombia.
Keywords Anopheles
Colombia
Deoxyribonucleic acids
Genes


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57C - Botany
57Z - Zoology
Corporate Author Walter Reed Army Inst. of Research, Silver Spring, MD. Dept. of Entomology.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N/A

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