Review for "The queenslandensis and the type form of the dengue fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti L.) are genomically indistinguishable"

Completed on 29 Sep 2016

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This is a straight forward, clear presentation. It addresses and important issue and the conclusions are supported by the data. Thus I have no problem recommending it be published.

One sentence, however, confused me. line 255-258. I do not believe the cited paper sowed Aaa and Aaf are "one genetic cluster". More accurately, that sentence could read: At least in one locality in Africa (Senegal) the two established subspecies Aaa and Aaf are integrating with no sign of genetic subdivision when brought into sympatry, so it is not surprising....."

We thank the reviewer for the overall positive assessment of our work. We agree that the stated sentence is confusing (line 255-258), and we have changed it following the reviewer’s suggestion (line 265-269).

Might also cite Tsuda et al. Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology 54:73 (2003).

As per reviewer’s recommendation, we now cite the paper by Tsuda et al. (line 236-238).