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Cytotaxonomic and Molecular Analysis of Simulium (Edwardsellum) Damnosum Sensu lato (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Abu Hamed, Sudan

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dc.contributor.author HIGAZI, TARIG B.
dc.contributor.author BOAKYE, DANIEL A.
dc.contributor.author WILSON, MICHAEL D.
dc.contributor.author Mahmoud, Babiker M.
dc.contributor.author BARAKA, OMER Z.
dc.contributor.author Mukhtar, Moawia M.
dc.contributor.author UNNASCH, THOMAS R.
dc.date 2000
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-19T06:48:28Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-19T06:48:28Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-19
dc.date.submitted 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/17238
dc.description.abstract The northernmost focus for Onchocerca volvulus Leuckhart (Nematoda: Onchocercidae), the causative agent of human onchocerciasis, is found along the Nile near the town of Abu Hamed in Sudan. The vector for O. volvulus at this focus is a single monomorphic population of Simulium (Edwardsellum) damnosum Theobald. This black ßy population is limited to a small area between the fourth and Þfth cataracts of the Nile River that is isolated geographically from all other populations of S. damnosum sensu lato. Phylogenies produced from cytological analyses and sequence data derived from the NADH dehydrogenase subunit 4 and 16S rRNA genes indicate that Abu Hamed black ßies are similar to, but distinct from, the savanna-dwelling sibling species of S. damnosum s.l., Simulium (Edwardsellum) damnosum sensu strictu Theobald, and S. (Edwardsellum) sirbanum Vajime&Dunbar. TheDNAsequence and the cytological data support the hypothesis that the black ßy population present in Abu Hamed may represent a new sibling species of S. damnosum s.l.Wepropose that this en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Khartoum en_US
dc.subject Simulium damnosum en_US
dc.subject Onchocerca volvulus en_US
dc.subject Sudan en_US
dc.subject heteroduplex analysis en_US
dc.subject phylogeny en_US
dc.subject mitochondrial genes en_US
dc.title Cytotaxonomic and Molecular Analysis of Simulium (Edwardsellum) Damnosum Sensu lato (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Abu Hamed, Sudan en_US
dc.type Publication en_US
dc.Faculty Arts en_US


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