Volume 96, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Deriving strains of mosquitoes with reduced genetic variation is useful, if not necessary, for many genetic studies. Inbreeding is the standard way of achieving this. Full-sib inbreeding the mosquito for seven generations reduced heterozygosity to 72% of the initial heterozygosity in contrast to the expected 13%. This deviation from expectations is likely due to high frequencies of deleterious recessive alleles that, given the number of markers studied (27,674 single nucleotide polymorphisms [SNPs]), must be quite densely spread in the genome.


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  • Received : 24 Aug 2016
  • Accepted : 28 Sep 2016
  • Published online : 11 Jan 2017
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