Genetic and phenotypic variation of the malaria vector Anopheles atroparvus in southern Europe


Vicente J. L. , Sousa C. A. , Alten B. , ÇAĞLAR S. S. , Falcuta E., Latorre J. M. , ...More

MALARIA JOURNAL, vol.10, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1475-2875-10-5
  • Title of Journal : MALARIA JOURNAL

Abstract

Background: There is a growing concern that global climate change will affect the potential for pathogen transmission by insect species that are vectors of human diseases. One of these species is the former European malaria vector, Anopheles atroparvus. Levels of population differentiation of An. atroparvus from southern Europe were characterized as a first attempt to elucidate patterns of population structure of this former malaria vector. Results are discussed in light of a hypothetical situation of re-establishment of malaria transmission.