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<i>Anopheles gambiae</i> in Sokoto, north-western Nigeria

K Abdullah
U Abubakar
AI Daneja
T Adamu
YM Abdullah
HM Bandiya
SW Hassan


Members of the Anopheles gambiae are complex, morphologically indistinguishable and are also amongst the most important malaria vectors in the world. Being able to distinguish them and their behavioural characteristics could lead to formulation of tailor-made vector controlmeasures. This research was undertaken to identify themalaria vectors in Sokoto metropolis, north western Nigeria. Mosquitoes were collected indoors weekly within the township between the months of March 2005 and February 2006 in six randomly selected sites and were assessed using a molecular biological technique which is polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Anopheles gambiae was identified as one of the malaria vectors present in Sokoto, Nigeria.

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