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Anopheles cruzii

Morphometrical diagnosis of the malaria vectors Anopheles cruzii, An. Homunculus and An. Bellator

November 16, 2012 - 16:42 -- Open Access
Lorenz C, Marques TC, Sallum MA, Suesdek L
Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:257 (13 November 2012)

Wing geometric morphometrics has been used to distinguish several insect species; however, this economical and powerful tool has not been applied to Kerteszia species. Our objective was to assess wing geometry to distinguish An. cruzii, An. homunculus and An. bellator.

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Open Access | Estimation of divergence time between two sibling species of the Anopheles (Kerteszia) cruzii complex using a multilocus approach

April 29, 2010 - 14:46 -- Patrick Sampao
Luísa DP Rona, Carlos J Carvalho-Pinto, Camila J Mazzoni, and Alexandre A Peixoto
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:91

The analysis revealed very high FST values and fixed differences between the two An. cruzii sibling species in all loci, irrespective of their function. An Isolation with Migration model was fit to the data using the IM program.


Open Access | Molecular evidence for the occurrence of a new sibling species within the Anopheles (Kerteszia) cruzii complex in south-east Brazil

January 29, 2010 - 15:00 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Luisa DP Rona, Carlos J Carvalho-Pinto, Alexandre A Peixoto
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:33 (26 January 2010)

Preliminary work presenting genetic differentiation for two populations of that species from the same Brazilian locality. It shows promising results as both gene markers and the different analyses used present a consistent trend towards the separation into two taxa.

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