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Revisiting the role of introgression vs shared ancestral polymorphisms as key processes shaping genetic diversity in the recently separated sibling species of the Anopheles gambiae complex

Donnelly, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5218-1497, Pinto, J., Girod, R., Besansky, N. J. and Lehmann, T. (2004) 'Revisiting the role of introgression vs shared ancestral polymorphisms as key processes shaping genetic diversity in the recently separated sibling species of the Anopheles gambiae complex'. Heredity, Vol 92, Issue 2, pp. 61-68.

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Abstract

The role of interspecific hybridisation in the evolution of pest species is poorly understood. In mosquito disease vectors this is of particular importance due to the evolution of insecticide resistance and the proposed release of transgenic strains that are refractory to the malaria parasite. In this study, we apply population genetic methods in a novel manner to determine whether mitochondrial DNA sequences have introgressed between the closely related African malaria vectors Anopheles gambiae and A. arabiensis. Our results suggest that speciation was geologically recent and ancestral haplotypes at the ND5 locus are retained in both species. In addition, comparing haplotype frequencies in allopatric and sympatric populations, suggest locale specific unidirectional introgression of mitochondria from A. arabiensis into A. gambiae.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article Freely available at above URL
Uncontrolled Keywords: hybridisation speciation disease vectors malaria filariasis population-structure malaria vectors west-africa phylogeny reconstruction mitochondrial-DNA east-africa sao-tome arabiensis differentiation hybridization
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 510 Mosquitoes
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 515 Anopheles
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 650 Insect vectors
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Vector Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.hdy.6800377
Depositing User: Sarah Lewis-Newton
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2011 15:06
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:03
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/2157

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