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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Genetic Structure and Demographic History of New World Screwworm Across Its Current Geographic Range
Author: Fresia, P
Lyra, ML
Coronado, A
De Azeredo-Espin, AML
Abstract: The phylogeographical history of the pest fly screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel), was studied using partial mitochondrial DNA sequences of the control region, Cytochrome c oxidase (CO) subunit I and CO subunit II from 361 individuals collected across its current geographic range. Analyses showed marked genetic differentiation on a macrogeographic scale. The genetic diversity in the species is structured into four main "regional groups," corresponding to Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and the North and South Amazon region. Results indicated that the distribution of screwworm genetic diversity was mainly shaped by historical events, i.e., colonization of Caribbean islands, vicariance in the Amazon region and population expansion. Demographic history analyses revealed that the population expansion started approximate to 20-25,000 yr ago and recently increased exponentially. We hypothesized that the initial period of expansion was probably associated with environmental amelioration in the late Pleistocene and the exponential increase with resource availability in recent times. The population expansion is probably responsible for the low divergence and the lack of genetic and geographic correlation in the South Amazon region but did not erase the genetic structure pattern on a continental scale. The screwworm is one of the most damaging livestock pests in South and Central America, and the pattern of genetic variability distribution reported here suggests that the Caribbean area and the North and South Amazon regions could be considered as independent units for future pest control programs.
Subject: Cochliomyia hominivorax
mitochondrial DNA
livestock pest
target management units
Country: EUA
Editor: Entomological Soc Amer
Citation: Journal Of Medical Entomology. Entomological Soc Amer, v. 48, n. 2, n. 280, n. 290, 2011.
Rights: embargo
Identifier DOI: 10.1603/ME10153
Date Issue: 2011
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