Accession Number:

ADA510558

Title:

Cytogenetic Evidence for a Fifth Species Within the Taxon Anopheles Dirus in Thailand

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED BIOSYSTEMATICS UNIT WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1988-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Crossbreeding and chromosomal evidence are presented for the existence of a fifth sibling species within the taxon of Anopheles dirus in Thailand. The new species is morphologically identifiable as Anopheles balabacensis Frasers Hill form. Structural differences in mitotic chromosomes and extensive asynapsis in hybrid polytene chromosomes indicate that significant genetic divergence exists between this species and its closest relatives, An. dirus species A, B, C and D and An. balabacensis.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE