Accession Number:

ADA513034

Title:

Anopheles Dirus Species E: Chromosomal and Crossing Evidence for Another Member of the Dirus Complex

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED BIOSYSTEMATICS UNIT WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Cytogenetic and crossing data provide strong evidence for the existence of another species, dirus E in southwestern India, within the Dirus Complex of Anopheles. These findings are in accord with unpublished morphological observations. Our data suggest a significant genetic divergence between species E and its close relatives, An. dirus A, B and C in Thailand. These data also suggest that dirus E is an incipient sibling species of its geographically nearest relative, dirus D, and that it seemingly co-evolved through the process of allopatric speciation.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE