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1 January 2000 Evidence of Multiple Mating and Hybridization in Simulium damnosum s.l. (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Nature
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Beakers with aeration were used to rear individual (single) egg batches of Simulium damnosum (Theobald) s.l. to larvae and adults. Chromosomal analysis of the progeny of individual females indicated that multiple mating occurred within the S. damnosum complex and that hybridization occurred between S. damnosum s.s. and S. sirbanum (Vajime & Dunbar) in nature. These results indicate that possibly more extensive hybridization may be taking place in some areas of the Onchocerciasis Control Program than previously reported. Dramatic changes in the rates of hybridization among members of the S. damnosum complex possibly may lead to the formation of new cytotypes.

D. A. Boakye, C. Back, and P. M. Brakefield "Evidence of Multiple Mating and Hybridization in Simulium damnosum s.l. (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Nature," Journal of Medical Entomology 37(1), 29-34, (1 January 2000). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585-37.1.29
Received: 29 January 1998; Accepted: 1 July 1999; Published: 1 January 2000
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