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Anopheline Diversity: Morphological and Molecular Variation of An. subpictus in Rural and Urban Areas of West Bengal

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Author(s): Satarupa Paul | Amit Chattopadhyay | Pranab Kumar Banerjee

Journal: Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies
ISSN 2320-7078

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 35;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: An. subpictus | Population load | Wing Variation | ITS-2 sequence

ABSTRACT
A systematic survey (March 2012- Feb 2013)of Anopheline population in rural(Mogra) and urban(Dumdum) areas of West Bengal has been conducted to know the present population load of Anopheles subpictus. A reliminary attempt has been made to assess the potential morphological (wing) as well as molecular variation of Anopheles subpictus by using ITS-2 sequence primer. A considerable sequence variation is observed between the rural and urban population of West Bengal.
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