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Mitochondrial Genomes of Anopheles (Kerteszia) (Diptera: Culicidae) From the Atlantic Forest, Brazil

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Oliveira, T. M. P. [1] ; Foster, P. G. [2] ; Bergo, E. S. [3] ; Nagaki, S. S. [1] ; Sanabani, S. S. [4] ; Marinotti, O. [5] ; Marinotti, P. N. [5] ; Sallum, M. A. M. [1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Epidemiol, Fac Saude Publ, Ave Doutor Arnaldo 715, BR-01246904 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Nat Hist Museum, Dept Life Sci, Cromwell Rd, London - England
[3] Secretaria Estado Saude Sao Paulo, Superintendencia Controle Endemias, R Rui Barbosa 1672, BR-14810095 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Hosp Clin HC, Dept Patol, Escola Med, LIM 03, Ave Dr Eneas Carvalho Aguiar, BR-05403000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[5] Univ Calif Irvine, Dept Mol Biol & Biochem, 2315 McGaugh Hall, Irvine, CA 92697 - USA
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Medical Entomology; v. 53, n. 4, p. 790-797, JUL 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Mitochondrial genome sequences are widely used as molecular markers for phylogenetic studies of mosquito species complexes, such as the Anopheles albitarsis complex. Except for a few studies that employed a limited number of nuclear or mitochondrial loci to address the genetic structure and species status of Anopheles cruzii, Anopheles bellator, and Anopheles homunculus, little is known about genetic markers that can be employed in studies focusing on Kerteszia species. The complete mitochondrial genomes of seven specimens of An. bellator, An. cruzii, An. homunculus, and Anopheles laneanus were sequenced using long-range polymerase chain reaction and Illumina sequencing. The mitochondrial genomes varied from 15,446 to 15,738 bp in length and contained 37 genes (13 protein-encoding genes, 2 rRNA genes {[}12S rRNA and 16S rRNA] and 22 tRNA genes), and the AT-rich control region, as all do other Anopheles mitochondrial genomes sequenced to date. Specimens from four populations of An. cruzii showed differences in codon composition. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/26229-7 - Latitudinal landscape genomics and ecology of Anopheles darlingi
Grantee:Maria Anice Mureb Sallum
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants