Aedes albopictus Assembly and Gene Annotation
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.
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.
AaloF1.2 gene set
VectorBase (February 2017) update of RNA gene models based on alignment to Rfam (v12.1) covariance models
- 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)
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|Assembly||AaloF1, INSDC Assembly GCA_001444175.1,|
|Golden Path Length||1,923,476,627|
|Non coding genes||759|
|Small non coding genes||757|
|Long non coding genes||2|