Y-autosome genetic sexing strain of Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae)
Stripe (st+) is a dominant trait on chromosome 3R in region 33B on the cytological chromosome map of Anopheles albimanus. It is expressed as a white longitudinal stripe in fourth stage larvae and pupae, and marks a Y-autosome translocation stock T(Y; 3R)3. Pseudolinkage analysis of the available markers to the translocation breakpoint showed complete absence of recombinant progeny between T(Y;3R)3 and st+. The two loci most likely either overlap or are very closely linked. This translocation strain can be genetically sexed by selection of the stripe marker.
CitationInternational Journal of Tropical Insect Science / Volume 6 / Issue 06 / December 1985, pp 649-652
Department of Botany, University of Nairobi