Y-autosome genetic sexing strain of Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae)
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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.