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Microsatellite data suggest significant population structure and differentiation within the malaria vector Anopheles darlingi in Central and South America

Lisa Mirabello1, Joseph H Vineis2, Stephen P Yanoviak3, Vera M Scarpassa4, Marinete M Póvoa5, Norma Padilla6, Nicole L Achee7 and Jan E Conn18*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York 12222, USA

2 Molecular Genomics Core Facility, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Slingerlands, New York 12159, USA

3 Florida Medical Entomology Lab, Vero Beach, Florida 32962, USA

4 Coordenação de Pesquisas em Entomologia, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Av. André Araújo 2936, Manaus, 69011-970, AM, Brasil

5 Programa de Pesquisas em Malaria, Instituto Evandro Chagas, Br. 316, km 7, s/n, 67.030-000, Ananindeu, Pará, Brasil

6 Medical Entomology Research and Training Unit Guatemala (MERTU/G), c/o US Embassy, APO Miami, FL 43024, USA

7 Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

8 Griffin Laboratory, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Slingerlands, New York 12159, USA

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BMC Ecology 2008, 8:3  doi:10.1186/1472-6785-8-3

Published: 26 March 2008

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Summary of microsatellite variation at 5–8 loci for A. darlingi in Central America, Peru and Brazil. The data provided represent the number of alleles, heterozygosity and inbreeding coeffient values of each microsatellite locus at each locality.

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