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Research Article

Imaginal Discs – A New Source of Chromosomes for Genome Mapping of the Yellow Fever Mosquito Aedes aegypti

  • Maria V. Sharakhova mail,

    msharakh@vt.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Fralin Life Science Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Vladimir A. Timoshevskiy,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Fralin Life Science Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Fan Yang,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Fralin Life Science Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Sergei Iu. Demin,

    Affiliation: Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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  • David W. Severson,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Igor V. Sharakhov

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Fralin Life Science Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Published: October 04, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001335

About the Authors

Maria V. Sharakhova, Vladimir A. Timoshevskiy, Fan Yang, Igor V. Sharakhov
Department of Entomology, Fralin Life Science Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America
Sergei Iu. Demin
Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia
David W. Severson
Department of Biological Sciences, Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: msharakh@vt.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MVS IVS. Performed the experiments: MVS VAT FY. Analyzed the data: MVS FY SIuD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DWS. Wrote the paper: MVS. Method optimization: VAT.