Molecular characterization of the malaria vector Anopheles barbirostris van der Wulp in Sri Lanka
Gajapathy, Kanapathy and Jude, Pavilupillai J. and Goodacre, S.L. and Peiris, Lalanthika B.S. and Ramasamy, Ranjan and Surendran, Sinnathamby N. (2014) Molecular characterization of the malaria vector Anopheles barbirostris van der Wulp in Sri Lanka. Parasites and Vectors, 7 (1). 348/1-348/5. ISSN 1756-3305
Background: Anopheles barbirostris is a vector of malaria in Sri Lanka. The taxon exists as a species complex in the Southeast Asian region. Previous studies using molecular markers suggest that there are more than 4 distinct clades within the An. barbirostris complex in Southeast Asia. The present study characterizes Sri Lankan An. barbirostris using mtDNA cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) and ribosomal RNA internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) gene sequences.
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