, Volume 48, Issue 1-2, pp 143-155
Date: 29 Jan 2009

Phylogenetic relationship between Dermanyssus gallinae populations in European countries based on mitochondrial COI gene sequences

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Phylogenetic analysis of Dermanyssus gallinae mites originating from UK, France and Italy was performed using partial amplification of the mitochondrial COI gene. Results showed that UK samples reveal the greatest variation and diversity and are linked to one of the French populations highlighting North–South genetic transitions in European red mite populations. Intra-farm variations between mite samples highlighted the diversity between national populations and possibly its origin from the different chemical strategies used in each country.