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Phylogenetic relationships among species of Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) (Diptera, Culicidae) based on nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequences

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Bourke, Brian P. [1] ; Foster, Peter G. [2] ; Bergo, Eduardo S. [3] ; Calado, Daniela C. [1] ; Sallum, Maria Anice M. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Salud Publ, Dept Epidemiol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Nat Hist Museum, Dept Zool, London SW7 5BD - England
[3] Secretaria Estado Saude Sao Paulo, Araraquara, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Acta Tropica; v. 114, n. 2, p. 88-96, 2010.
Field of knowledge: Biological Sciences - Zoology
Web of Science Citations: 22

Phylogenetic relationships among 21 species of mosquitoes in subgenus Nyssorhynchus were inferred from the nuclear white and mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase subunit 6 (ND6) genes. Bayesian phylogenetic methods found that none of the three Sections within Nyssorhynchus (Albimanus, Argyritarsis, Myzorhynchella) were supported in all analyses, although Myzorhynchella was found to be monophyletic at the combined genes. Within the Albimanus Section the monophyly of the Strodei Subgroup was strongly supported and within the Myzorhynchella Section Anopheles antunesi and An. lutzii formed a strongly supported monophyletic group. The epidemiologically significant Albitarsis Complex showed evidence of paraphyly (relative to An. lanei-Myzorhynchella) and discordance across gene trees, and the previously synonomized species of An. dunhami and An. goeldii were recovered as sister species. Finally, there was evidence of complexes in several species, including An. antunesi, An. deaneorum, and An. strodei. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 05/53973-0 - Systematics of the Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) (Diptera: Culicidae)
Grantee:Maria Anice Mureb Sallum
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 08/08538-1 - Molecular phylogeny of Anopheles darlingi root and of the subgenus Nyssorhynchus of Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae)
Grantee:Brian Patrick Bourke
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral