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Aedes albopictus (AaloF1)

Aedes albopictus Assembly and Gene Annotation

The Aedes albopictus data and its display on Ensembl Genomes are made possible through a joint effort by the Ensembl Genomes group and VectorBase, a component of VEuPathDB.

About Aedes albopictus

The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is native to Asia but over the past century it has become established in almost 30 countries in the old and new world. It has the ability to act as a vector for many viral agents including those responsible for Dengue fever, La Crosse encephalitis, Zika virus, and West Nile virus.

Foshan strain

The Foshan strain of Ae. albopictus used for sequencing was obtained from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Guangdong Province, China where it has been in culture since 1981.

Source: VectorBase

AaloF1 assembly

The Aedes albopictus Foshan strain genome sequence is described in the publication Genome sequence of the Asian Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, reveals insights into its biology, genetics, and evolution. DNA was isolated from a single Ae. albopictus pupa of a 9th generation iso-female line of the Foshan strain and subjected to whole genome amplification. An assembly of 237x coverage was generated using SOAPdenovo, SSPACE and Gapcloser. The assembly presented here (AaloF1, November 2015) totals 1.9 Gb of an estimated 2.9 Gbp total genome length, with a contig N50 of 195.5 Kb.

AaloF1.2 gene set

VectorBase (February 2017) update of RNA gene models based on alignment to Rfam (v12.1) covariance models

References

  1. Genome sequence of the Asian Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, reveals insights into its biology, genetics, and evolution.
    Chen XG, Jiang X, Gu J, Xu M, Wu Y, Deng Y, Zhang C, Bonizzoni M, Dermauw W, Vontas J et al. 2015. PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112(44)

Picture credit: VectorBase.org

Statistics

Summary

AssemblyAaloF1, INSDC Assembly GCA_001444175.1,
Database version99.1
Base Pairs1,776,217,663
Golden Path Length1,923,476,627
Genebuild byFoshan
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceVectorBase

Gene counts

Coding genes17,535
Non coding genes759
Small non coding genes757
Long non coding genes2
Gene transcripts18,294

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