Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira
versão impressa ISSN 0100-736X
BRITO, Luciana G. et al. Genotype characterization of Haematobia irritans from different Brazilian geographic regions based on randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis. Pesq. Vet. Bras. [online]. 2007, vol.27, n.1, pp. 1-5. ISSN 0100-736X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-736X2007000100001.
Blood-sucking diptera are important parasites in bovine production systems, especially regarding confinement conditions. Haematobia irritans, the horn fly, is one of the most troublesome species within bovine production systems, due to the intense stress imposed to the animals. An important aspect while studying the variability within a species is the study of the geographic structure of its populations and, attempting to find out the genetic flow of Brazilian populations of horn fly, the RAPD technique, which is suited for this purpose, has been used. The use of molecular markers generated from RAPD made it possible to identify the geographic origin of samples from different Brazilian geographic regions, as well as to estimate the genotypic flow among the different Brazilian populations of the horn fly.
Palavras-chave : Haematobia irritans; genetic diversity; RAPD-PCR; molecular markers.