Myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis in Mexico: morphological and molecular identification using the cytochrome oxidase I gene

Fernando Martínez-Hernández, Maria Elisa Vega-Memije, Guiehdani Villalobos, Diego Perez-Rojas, Daniel Asz-Sigall, Nancy Rivas, Ricardo Alejandre, Pablo Maravilla, Mirza Romero Valdovinos
2019 Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo  
Myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis, the human botfly, is frequent in the Americas, however, scarce morphological and molecular information exist regarding this dipteran. We describe three cases in urban areas of Mexico were D. hominis is not endemic. Morphological and genetic identification were performed using the cytochrome oxidase I as a molecular marker. The mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene is useful for inferring the genetic divergence of D. hominis.
doi:10.1590/s1678-9946201961045 fatcat:bonhp2o4gfgvndc3objuhdo23i