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Transcontinental dispersal of Anopheles gambiae occurred from West African origin via serial founder events

January 15, 2020 - 07:46 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Schmidt H, Lee Y, Collier TC, Hanemaaijer MJ, Kirstein OD, Ouledi A, Muleba M, Norris DE, Slatkin M, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC
Reference: 
Communications Biology (2019) 2: 473

The mosquito Anopheles gambiae s.s. is distributed across most of sub-Saharan Africa and is of major scientific and public health interest for being an African malaria vector. Here we present population genomic analyses of 111 specimens sampled from west to east Africa, including the first whole genome sequences from oceanic islands, the Comoros.

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