Frequency of Wolbachia infection in laboratory and field sand fly (Diptera: Psychodidae) populations

Liwang Cui, Shu Hong Chang, Daniel Strickman, Edgar Rowton

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Abstract

Using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay with primers designed for the Wolbachia 16S rRNA and outer surface protein (wsp) gene, we screened 11 laboratory colonies and 4 field samples of 6 sand fly species for Wolbachia infection. Infection was only detected in 3 laboratory colonies of Phlebotomus papatasi Scopoli, originally collected in Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)571-572
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Volume15
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Insect Science

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