Volume 83, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



is an important vector of spp. in several malaria-endemic regions of Colombia. This study was conducted to test genetic variation of at a microgeographic scale (approximately 100 km) from localities in Córdoba and Antioquia states, in western Colombia, to better understand the potential contribution of population genetics to local malaria control programs. Microsatellite loci: nuclear and cytochrome oxidase subunit I () gene sequences were analyzed. The northern gene lineage was exclusively distributed in Córdoba and Antioquia and shared haplotypes were highly represented in mosquitoes from both states. analyses showed these are genetically closer to Central American populations than southern South American populations. Overall microsatellites and analysis showed low to moderate genetic differentiation among populations in northwestern Colombia. Given the existence of high gene flow between populations of Córdoba and Antioquia, integrated vector control strategies could be developed in this region of Colombia.


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