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Journal of Insects
Volume 2016, Article ID 4792702, 8 pages
Research Article

Genetic and Linkage Studies of New Autosomal Sex-Limited Mutant Hairless Antenna in Anopheles stephensi Liston

Centre for Applied Genetics, Bangalore University, Jnana Bharathi Campus, Bengaluru 560 056, India

Received 29 August 2015; Revised 19 November 2015; Accepted 23 November 2015

Academic Editor: Fedai Erler

Copyright © 2016 A. Dinesh Madhyastha and N. J. Shetty. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A new morphological mutant hairless antenna (hla) was induced in the mosquito Anopheles stephensi by γ-irradiation. The expression of the mutant in the male adult revealed the antennae without the hairs. The inheritance pattern from our data demonstrates that hairless antenna is essentially sex-limited to males and is autosomal and recessive. The linkage relationships studies between the hairless antenna and greyish brown larva (grb) mutant indicated independent assortment and are present on different chromosomes, while the linkage relationship studies between the hairless antenna and ruby eye (ru) mutant revealed the suppression of hla by the ru gene in heterozygous condition. These mutants can be useful in conducting basic and applied research such as construction of linkage maps and understanding biochemical pathways and in genetic control programmes.