New microsatellite markers for multi-scale genetic studies on Phlebotomus ariasi Tonnoir, vector of Leishmania infantum in the Mediterranean area

Prudhomme J., Toty C., Kasap O. E., Rahola N., Vergnes B., Maia C., ...More

ACTA TROPICA, vol.142, pp.79-85, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 142
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2014.10.016
  • Journal Name: ACTA TROPICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-85
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The population structure of Phlebotomus ariasi, a proven vector of Leishmania infantum in the Mediterranean area, is still poorly understood. Previously, only two microsatellite loci had been developed to study the population genetics of this species. Herein we use these loci and determined fourteen novel microsatellite loci, useful for the characterization of Phlebotomus ariasi populations. These loci were tested on three populations of Phlebotomus ariasi, two from France and one from Portugal. In addition, the usefulness of these markers was also evaluated on seven other sandfly species.