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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 106, No. 6, 2011, pp. 773-776
Bioline Code: oc11131
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 106, No. 6, 2011, pp. 773-776

 en High prevalence and lack of diversity of Wolbachia pipientis check for this species in other resources in Aedes albopictus check for this species in other resources populations from Northeast Brazil
Albuquerque, Alessandra; Magalhães, Tereza & Ayres, Constância

Abstract

The use of Wolbachia check for this species in other resources as a tool to control insect vectors has recently been suggested. In this context, studies on the prevalence and diversity of this bacterium in wild populations are relevant. Here, we evaluated the diversity of two Wolbachiagenes (ftsZ and wsp) and the prevalence of this endosymbiont in wild Aedes albopictus check for this species in other resources . Using semi-nested polymerase chain reaction, our results showed that 99.3% of the individuals were superinfected with Wolbachia. In regards to genetic diversity, the two genes showed no variation within or among mosquito populations. An analysis of other Wolbachia markers may help to clarify the relationship between insect and endosymbiont.

Keywords
endosymbiont, mosquito control, semi-nested PCR

 
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