Volume 73, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


First identified in three North American states in 1998, , the Asian bush mosquito, has since spread to 21 states, plus Ontario in Canada, northern France, and Belgium. Analyses of the introduction and expansion of this potentially deadly disease vector will be radically improved by including powerful genetic markers like microsatellites. Useful microsatellite loci have, however, been difficult to identify for mosquitoes in the genus because of the high amount of repetitive DNA in these species. We isolated single-copy DNA from and then used a standard enrichment method to identify regions containing microsatellites. Here we describe seven polymorphic microsatellite loci that were tested in American populations of . These loci were also found to be polymorphic in two other of the four subspecies and in .


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  • Received : 27 Jan 2005
  • Accepted : 19 May 2005

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