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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 103, No. 8, 2008, pp. 791-799
Bioline Code: oc08143
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 103, No. 8, 2008, pp. 791-799

 en Resurrection of Anopheles goeldii check for this species in other resources from synonymy with Anopheles nuneztovari check for this species in other resources (Diptera, Culicidae) and a new record for Anopheles dunhami in the Brazilian Amazon
Calado, Daniéla C.; Foster, Peter G.; Bergo, Eduardo S.; dos Santos, Cecília L.S.; Galardo, Allan Kardec R. & Sallum, Maria Anice Mureb

Abstract

Nucleotide sequences of the internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) rDNA and partial sequences of the cytochrome coxidase subunit I (COI) mtDNA and white gene nDNA were obtained from specimens of Anopheles nuneztovari check for this species in other resources A collected in Macapá (state of Amapá), Óbidos, Prainha and Almeirim (state of Pará), Itacoatiara and Parintins (state of Amazonas), Brazil, and compared with previously published sequences of A. nuneztovari s.l. Results of the Bayesian phylogenetic analyses performed using either COI or combined ITS2, COI and white gene sequences suggest that An. nuneztovari B/C is distinct from specimens obtained in the Amazonas/Solimões River basin. Anopheles goeldii check for this species in other resources , currently in synonymy with An. nuneztovari, was described from individuals collected in Belterra (= Fordlândia) in the Tapajós River, state of Pará, Southern Amazonas River. Morphological comparisons of the characteristics of the male genitalia indicated that An. nuneztovari A and An. goeldii are similar but distinct from An. nuneztovariB/C by the apex of the aedeagus. In considering the results of the phylogenetic analyses and morphological comparisons, An. goeldii is resurrected from synonymy with An. nuneztovari. Additionally, Anopheles dunhamiis check for this species in other resources reported for the first time in Parintins. This species can be distinguished from An. goeldiiby characters of the male genitalia and molecular data.

Keywords
Anopheles - Nyssorhynchus - ITS2 - COI - white gene - Bayesian phylogeny

 
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