Published in Health and Medicine Week, October 20th, 2003
"Anopheles funestus is a major vector of malaria in Africa," scientists in France explained. "It belongs to a group of sibling species that can be identified morphologically only at certain stages of their development."
"A diagnostic polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based tool made it possible to differentiate five species of the group," according to A. Cohuet and colleagues working at the Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement in Montpellier.
"The assay seems to be applicable over all their distribution area...
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