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MRA-336   Anopheles gambiae Complex, PCR Identification Primer Kit
(Primers and Probes)
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Description: Anopheles gambiae Complex, PCR Identification Primer Kit
Organism: Anopheles gambiae
Biosafety Level: 1
Availability Status: In Stock
Store at: -20°C (-80°C long term storage)
Contributor: MQ Benedict
Quantity limit per order for this item is 1. This item can be ordered twice a year. Orders over this limit will be sent to NIAID for approval before shipment.

This reagent was authenticated by the contributor. BEI Resources has not confirmed or validated this material. Please contact BEI Resources for directions for use.

MRA-336 contains a set of 9 cryotubes containing dried oligonucleotides (shown below) for identification of members of the Anopheles gambiae complex by PCR, after preliminary morphological identification as members of the species complex. Two tubes of UN and AR are supplied; all other primers are unique. The product sizes predicted are those obtained by amplification of the ribosomal DNA (rDNA) intergenic spacer according to the references below. Products are typically resolved by agarose gel electrophoresis and compared to molecular weight standards. Use of positive and negative controls is strongly encouraged.

Primer name/species/fragment length/µg per tube/sequence

UN/all/not applicable/12.5/GTGTGCCCCTTCCTCGATGT
AR/arabiensis/315 bp/18.75/AAGTGTCCTTCTCCATCC TA
ME/melas, merus/464 bp, 466 bp/12.5/TGACCAACCCACTCCCTTGA
QD/quadriannulatus/153 bp/25/CAGACCAAGATGGTTAGTAT
QDA/alternate quadriannulatus/415 bp/25/CATAATGAGTGCACAGCATA

Note: Use of the QDA primer is recommended when samples are collected from locations in which A. merus and A. quadriannulatus may be sympatric.

Scott, J. A., W. G. Brogdon and F. H. Collins. "Identification of Single Specimens of the Anopheles gambiae Complex by the Polymerase Chain Reaction." Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 49 (1993): 520-529. PubMed: 8214283.
Cornel, A. J. and F. H. Collins. "PCR of the Ribosomal DNA Intergenic Spacer Regions as a Method for Identifying Mosquitoes in the Anopheles gambiae Complex." Methods Mol. Biol. 50 (1996): 321-332. PubMed: 8751368.
Collins, F. H., et al. "A Ribosomal RNA Gene Probe Differentiates Member Species of the Anopheles gambiae Complex." Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 37 (1987): 37-41. PubMed: 2886070.
Rafferty, C. S., et al. "Polymerase Chain Reaction-Based Identification and Genotyping of Anopheles Mosquitoes with a 96-Pin Bacterial Replicator." Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 66 (2002): 234-237. PubMed: 12139213.
Citations: Acknowledgment for publications should read "The following reagent was obtained through BEI Resources, NIAID, NIH: Anopheles gambiae Complex, PCR Identification Primer Kit, MRA-336, contributed by Mark Q. Benedict."
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Plasmid Control Papers for Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles arabiensis rDNA IGS Identification
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