Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger mosquito, Foshan) (AaloF1)

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.

The assembly name may not match that from INSDC due to additional community contributions applied by VEuPathDB to the initial INSDC assembly (recorded by the assembly accession).

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

Picture credit: James Gathany, CDC Public domain via Wikimedia Commons (Image source)

Taxonomy ID 7160

Data source VectorBase

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Genome assembly: AaloF1

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