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Population genetic structure of the malaria vector Anopheles minimus A in Vietnam

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dc.contributor.author Van Bortel, W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Trung, H. D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Roelants, P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Backeljau, T. en_US
dc.contributor.author Coosemans, M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-06T14:34:23Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-06T14:34:23Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0018-067X en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-P1A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-P3B en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-PLA en_US
dc.identifier.other PARAS en_US
dc.identifier.other U-ENTOM en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/322
dc.description.abstract Anopheles minimus A, a major malaria vector in Southeast Asia, is the main target of vector control in this area. The impact of these control measures can be influenced by the population structure of the target species. In rural areas, An. minimus breeds along the banks of small clear-water streams, yet in the suburbs of Hanoi, northern Vietnam, there is an An. minimus population whose immature stages develop in water tanks. This study uses allozyme data (1) to assess the population structure of An. minimus A and (2) to evaluate the taxonomic status of the urban An. minimus population from Hanoi. The population from the suburbs of Hanoi was identified as An. minimus A. Although significant genetic differentiation was observed between rural and urban An. minimus A populations, they have not differentiated substantially by genetic drift. Limited macrogeographical differentiation was observed between two rural populations at distances of more than 1000 km. Consequently, geographical distance is not the primary factor in differentiating An. minimus A populations having the typical breeding ecology. The estimated effective population size is consistent with the moderate macrogeographical differentiation. Furthermore, no genetic structuring was observed between adult mosquitoes having different behaviour. The macrogeographical population structure indicates that genes may spread over large areas, whereas the presence of an 'urban' An. minimus A population shows the ability of this species to adapt to anthropogenic environmental changes. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Entomology en_US
dc.subject Anopheles minimus en_US
dc.subject Population genetics en_US
dc.subject Species en_US
dc.subject Identification en_US
dc.subject Hierarchy en_US
dc.subject Laboratory techniques and procedures en_US
dc.subject Allozyme electrophoresis en_US
dc.subject Gene flow en_US
dc.subject Vietnam en_US
dc.subject Asia, Southeast en_US
dc.title Population genetic structure of the malaria vector Anopheles minimus A in Vietnam en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Heredity en_US
dc.citation.volume 91 en_US
dc.citation.pages 487-493 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14576742
dc.citation.jabbreviation Heredity en_US


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