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Research Article

A New Chromosomal Phylogeny Supports the Repeated Origin of Vectorial Capacity in Malaria Mosquitoes of the Anopheles gambiae Complex

  • Maryam Kamali,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Ai Xia,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Entomology, College of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China

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  • Zhijian Tu,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Igor V. Sharakhov mail

    igor@vt.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Published: October 04, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002960

About the Authors

Maryam Kamali, Ai Xia, Igor V. Sharakhov
Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America
Zhijian Tu
Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: igor@vt.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IVS. Performed the experiments: MK AX ZT IVS. Analyzed the data: MK AX ZT IVS. Wrote the paper: MK ZT IVS.