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Molecular characterization of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae s.s. in Madagascar

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  • G. LE GOFF,

    1. 1 Service d’Entomologie Médicale, Groupe de Recherche sur le Paludisme, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar and 2Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Antananarivo, Madagascar
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  • 1,2 J.-M. LÉONG POCK TSY,

    1. 1 Service d’Entomologie Médicale, Groupe de Recherche sur le Paludisme, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar and 2Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Antananarivo, Madagascar
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  • and 1 V. ROBERT 1,2

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    1. 1 Service d’Entomologie Médicale, Groupe de Recherche sur le Paludisme, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar and 2Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Dr Vincent Robert, IRD UR77/MNHN USM504, 61 rue Buffon, Case postale 52, 75231 Paris cedex 05, France. Tel.: + 33 1 40 79 35 13; Fax: + 33 1 40 79 34 99; E-mail: v.robert@mnhn.fr

Abstract

AbstractAnopheles gambiae s.s. Giles (Diptera: Culicidae), the primary African malaria vector, has been characterized at the subspecies level in Madagascar, where only the molecular form S and haplotype gIA occur. The haplotype gIC proposed by other authors was not observed amongst the 35 mosquito genomes sequenced. These S/gIA characteristics are also found on the Comoros archipelago and in continental Africa.

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