Description of the female of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) aziruni (Diptera: Simuliidae) and its genetic relationships with members of the Simulium gombakense species-group

Ya'cob, Zubaidah and Takaoka, Hiroyuki and Low, Van Lun and Tan, Tiong Kai and Sofian-Azirun, Mohd (2019) Description of the female of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) aziruni (Diptera: Simuliidae) and its genetic relationships with members of the Simulium gombakense species-group. Acta Tropica, 193. pp. 66-70. ISSN 0001-706X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.02.023

Abstract

Simulium (Gomphostilbia) aziruni Takaoka, Hashim & Chen was described initially based only on a pupa and a mature larva collected from Peninsular Malaysia. Herein, we describe the morphological characters of the female of S. aziruni for the first time. It resembles those of the other members of the Simulium gombakense species-group by the genital fork with a distinct projection directed medioposteriorly from each arm and claw with a large basal tooth. Cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) barcoding analysis indicates that S. aziruni is the sister species of S. maleewongae, but both are distantly separated by a genetic distance of 4.9%. © 2019 Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Simulium; Vector; Black fly; Morphotaxonomy; Phylogenetics
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2019 01:46
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 01:46
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/23137

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