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MRA-105  Anopheles gambiae, M2, Eggs
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Designations: M2, Eggs
Organism: Anopheles gambiae
Biosafety Level: 1
Availability Status: In Stock
Store at: Room temperature
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.

Anopheles gambiae (An. gambiae), strain M2 is a white gene mutant strain that was created in 1994 by irradiation of An. gambiae G3 mosquitoes. An. gambiae, strain G3 is a wild-type strain isolated in 1975 in The Gambia, Africa.

Strain M2 has a white eye color, and eyes appear transparent during larval stages. Strain M2 is phenotypically c^1 due to white mutation epistasis over c^+ expression. Outcross information demonstrated that the original stock isolate contained both alleles. The genotype for An. gambiae, strain M2 is p^ + w^1, dl^r, 2La: wild type, TEP1 s/s.

MRA-105 contains a suitable number of eggs to establish a stock. Eggs are provided on damp filter paper and should be hatched immediately upon receipt.
Citations: Acknowledgment for publications should read “The following reagent was obtained through BEI Resources, NIAID, NIH: Anopheles gambiae, Strain M2, Eggs, MRA-105, contributed by Mark Q. Benedict.”
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