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Comparison of two DNA extraction methods from larvae, pupae, and adults of Aedes aegypti
de la Cruz-Ramos, Josue M.
Hernandez-Triana, Luis M.
Garcia-De la Pena, Cristina
Gonzalez-Alvarez, Vicente H.
Karmy Siller-Rodriguez, Quetzaly
Sanchez Ramos, Francisco J.
Rodriguez, Americo D.
Ortega-Morales, Aldo, I.
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Mosquitoes are the most important arthropods from the point of view of public health, due to the fact that they can transmit a large number of pathogens which can cause diseases to humans and animals. Aedes aegypti (L.) is one of the most important vector species in the world, since it can transmit numerous pathogens such as dengue, Zika, and chikungunya. Therefore, studies involving the molecular aspects of this and other mosquitoes species are currently increasing. In this report, we describe the comparison between two DNA extraction techniques, Chelex and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), for carrying out DNA extraction in larvae, pupae and adult female of Ae. aegypti. The Chelex technique was superior in the amount and purity of DNA as compared to the CTAB technique in the three life stages we tested.