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Taxonomic and Phylogenetic Relationships Between Species of the Genus Culex (Diptera: Culicidae) From Brazil Inferred From the Cytochrome c Oxidase I Mitochondrial Gene

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Autor(es):
Demari-Silva, Bruna [1] ; Vesgueiro, Fabiana Tavares [1] ; Mureb Sallum, Maria Anice [1] ; Marrelli, Mauro Toledo [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Epidemiol, Fac Saude Publ, BR-01246904 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Medical Entomology; v. 48, n. 2, p. 272-279, MAR 2011.
Citações Web of Science: 23
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Species of the genus Culex Linnaeus have been incriminated as the main vectors of lymphatic filariases and are important vectors of arboviruses, including West Nile virus. Sequences corresponding to a fragment of 478 bp of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene, which includes part of the barcode region, of 37 individuals of 17 species of genus Culex were generated to establish relationships among five subgenera, Culex, Phenacomyia, Melanoconion, Microculex, and Carrollia, and one species of the genus Lutzia that occurs in Brazil. Bayesian methods were employed for the phylogenetic analyses. Results of sequence comparisons showed that individuals identified as Culex dolosus, Culex mollis, and Culex imitator possess high intraspecific divergence (3.1, 2.3, and 3.5%, respectively) when using the Kimura two parameters model. These differences were associated either with distinct morphological characteristics of the male genitalia or larval and pupal stages, suggesting that these may represent species complexes. The Bayesian topology suggested that the genus and subgenus Culex are paraphyletic relative to Lutzia and Phenacomyia, respectively. The cytochrome c oxidase subunit I sequences may be a useful tool to both estimate phylogenetic relationships and identify morphologically similar species of the genus Culex. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 05/53973-0 - Sistemática de Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) (Diptera: Culicidae)
Beneficiário:Maria Anice Mureb Sallum
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 05/50225-2 - Desenvolvimento de metodologias alternativas no controle de mosquitos (Diptera: Culicidae) de importância epidemiológica: uso do método ridl (liberação de insetos carregando um gene letal dominante) [... ]
Beneficiário:Mauro Toledo Marrelli
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores