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Wild Type

G3 is a colony established initially from mosquitoes collected in Gambia. On the basis of both inversion polymorphisms and rDNA characteristics, this colony has been suggested to represent a mix of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii. Since this colony has been distributed broadly among different institutions without any specific molecular or inversion efforts at quality control, it should probably simply be recognized as a hybrid stock.


Anopheles coluzzii, formerly known as Anopheles gambiae M molecular form, was defined as a separate species in 2013 (Coetzee et al.). An. coluzzii belongs to the Anopheles gambiae species complex, which consists of at least seven species.