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The Neovolcanic Axis Is a Barrier to Gene Flow among Aedes aegypti Populations in Mexico That Differ in Vector Competence for Dengue 2 Virus

  • Saul Lozano-Fuentes,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Ildefonso Fernandez-Salas,

    Affiliation: Laboratorio de Entomologia Medica, Faculdad de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico

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  • Maria de Lourdes Munoz,

    Affiliation: Departmento de Genetica y Biologia Molecular, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico

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  • Julian Garcia-Rejon,

    Affiliation: Centro de Investigaciones Regionales, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Merida, Mexico

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  • Ken E. Olson,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Barry J. Beaty mail,

    bbeaty@lamar.colostate.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • William C. Black IV

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Published: June 30, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000468

About the Authors

Saul Lozano-Fuentes, Ken E. Olson, Barry J. Beaty, William C. Black IV
Department of Microbiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America
Ildefonso Fernandez-Salas
Laboratorio de Entomologia Medica, Faculdad de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico
Maria de Lourdes Munoz
Departmento de Genetica y Biologia Molecular, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
Julian Garcia-Rejon
Centro de Investigaciones Regionales, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Merida, Mexico

Corresponding Author

Email: bbeaty@lamar.colostate.edu

Competing Interests

The authors declare that there are no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SLF KEO BJB WCB. Performed the experiments: SLF. Analyzed the data: SLF WCB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SLF IFS MdLM JGR KEO BJB WCB. Wrote the paper: SLF BJB WCB.