Polymorphic microsatellite loci from the West Nile virus vector Culex tarsalis

Jason Laurence Rasgon, Meera Venkatesan, Catherine J. Westbrook, Mary Claire Hauer

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Abstract

Since its introduction in 1999, West Nile virus (WNV) has spread across North America. Culex tarsalis is a highly efficient WNV vector species. Many traits such as virus susceptibility, autogeny and host preference vary geographically and temporally in C. tarsalis. Culex tarsalis genomic libraries were developed and were highly enriched for microsatellite inserts (42-96%). We identified 12 loci that were polymorphic in wild C. tarsalis populations. These microsatellites are the first DNA-based genetic markers developed for C. tarsalis and will be useful for investigating population structure and constructing genetic maps in this mosquito.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)680-682
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

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West Nile virus
Culex tarsalis
Culex
Viruses
Microsatellite Repeats
microsatellite repeats
host preference
loci
Genomic Library
Genetic Structures
genetic marker
North America
Culicidae
mosquito
Genetic Markers
Population
population structure
genomics
virus
DNA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry

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Rasgon, Jason Laurence ; Venkatesan, Meera ; Westbrook, Catherine J. ; Hauer, Mary Claire. / Polymorphic microsatellite loci from the West Nile virus vector Culex tarsalis. In: Molecular Ecology Notes. 2006 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 680-682.
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