Barcoding Turkish Culex mosquitoes to facilitate arbovirus vector incrimination studies reveals hidden diversity and new potential vectors

GÜNAY F., Alten B., Simsek F., Aldemir A., Linton Y.

ACTA TROPICA, vol.143, pp.112-120, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 143
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2014.10.013
  • Journal Name: ACTA TROPICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.112-120
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


As a precursor to planned arboviral vector incrimination studies, an integrated systematics approach was adopted using morphology and DNA barcoding to examine the Culex fauna present in Turkey. The mitochondrial COI gene (658 bp) were sequenced from 185 specimens collected across 11 Turkish provinces, as well as from colony material.