publication . Article . 1996

Wing Biometry and Statistical Discriminant Analysis as a Technique To Determine Sex of a Culex pipiens (Dipters: Culicidae) Gynandromorph

Roger Eritja;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 1996 Journal: Journal of Economic Entomology, volume 89, pages 1,338-1,341 (issn: 0022-0493, eissn: 1938-291X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Abstract
Gynandromorphism in mosquitoes is an infrequent phenomenon which may have useful applications in mosquito physiology, embryology, and genetics, and it could also provide valuable material for the development of non chemical control methods. To study the bilateral sexual expression on the thorax of a damaged, wild-caught northern house mosquito, Culex pippins L., 1758 gynandromorph, statistical discriminant analysis was required. The genotype sex of each wing was assessed by comparing it with a large database of 1,490 C. pipiens individuals for 4 sexually dimorphism wing vein parameters. Both wings were classified as female; therefore, it was concluded that the t...
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Medical Subject Headings: animal structures
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