oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Identifications of member species of the Anopheles gambiae complex in the Zambesi Valley

Volume 16, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A report is given of field identification of wild caught females of the Anopheles gambiae complex using polytene chromosomes from larval salivary glands and ovariole nurse cells. The study area was in the Zambesi Valley around northern Rhodesia. A modification of Coluzzi's (1969) method of preparation of nurse cell polytene chromosomes is given.

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