publication . Article . Other literature type . 1979

Chromosomal differentiation and adaptation to human environments in the Anopheles gambiae complex

Coluzzi, M.; Sabatini, A.; Petrarca, V.; Di Deco, M.A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1979 Journal: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, volume 73, pages 483-497 (issn: 0035-9203, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Abstract
Abstract Speciation in the Anopheles gambiae complex is reviewed and discussed with emphasis on the patterns of chromosomal differentiation, particularly at the intraspecific level. The significance of inversion polymorphism in gambiae and arabiensis (the two species of greatest medical importance) is evaluated with reference to recent field investigations carried out in Nigeria. In both sibling species some of the inversions show clinal geographical changes in frequencies, with evident correlations with climatic conditions and vegetation zones. Microgeographical variations in species distribution and in intraspecific inversion frequencies are also present, whic...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: Biology, Habitat, Species distribution, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Gene flow, Chromosomal inversion, Anopheles, biology.organism_classification, Intraspecific competition, Anopheles gambiae, Ecology
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 1979

Chromosomal differentiation and adaptation to human environments in the Anopheles gambiae complex

Coluzzi, M.; Sabatini, A.; Petrarca, V.; Di Deco, M.A.;