Acta Trop 2022 May 15:106500. Epub 2022 May 15.
Post-graduate program in Parasitary Biology in the Amazon, Center of Biological and Health Sciences, State of Pará University, Belém, 66095-662, Brazil; Evandro Chagas Institute - IEC/SVS/MS, Department of Arbovirology and Hemorrhagic Fevers, Ananindeua, 67030-000, Brazil. Electronic address:
The genus Aedes (Diptera: Culicidae) includes species of great epidemiological relevance, particularly involved in transmission cycles of leading arboviruses in the Brazilian Amazon region, such as the Zika virus (ZIKV), Dengue virus (DENV), Yellow fever virus (YFV), and Chikungunya virus (CHIKV). We report here the first putatively complete sequencing of the mitochondrial genomes of Brazilian populations of the species Aedes albopictus, Aedes scapularis and Aedes serratus. The sequences obtained showed an average length of 14,947 bp, comprising 37 functional subunits, typical in animal mitochondria (13 PCGs, 22 tRNA, and 2 rRNA). Read More