Anopheles christyi (AchrA1)

Anopheles christyi Assembly and Gene Annotation

The Anopheles christyi 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 Anopheles christyi

Anopheles christyi is not a malaria vector but is a species closely related to the Anopheles gambiae complex.

ACHKN1017 strain

Originally isolated from wild individuals collected in Kenya (Kikuyu, 2010), mosquitoes were donated by Laban Njoroge and Charles Mbogo (KEMRI, Kenya), and Samantha O'Loughlin and Austin Burt (Imperial College London). There is no colony.

Source: VectorBase

AchrA1 assembly

This assembly was generated using 101 bp paired-end Illumina HiSeq2000 reads generated from two libraries: a 180 bp insert 'fragment' library and a 1.5 kb 'jump' library. Sequencing template for the fragment and jump libraries was derived from genomic DNA extracted from a single individual, which was preserved by freezing at -80C. Native genomic DNA was used for the fragment library and whole genome amplified DNA was used for the jump library. Reads were assembled at the Broad Institute using the ALLPATHS LG algorithm, with the Haploidify option enabled to address high allelic heterozygosity in the template.

AchrA1.8 gene set

Community annotation patch build for July 2019.



AssemblyAchrA1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000349165.1, Apr 2013
Database version104.1
Golden Path Length172,658,580
Genebuild byVEuPathDB
Genebuild methodMaker genebuild
Data sourceBroad Institute

Gene counts

Coding genes10,872
Non coding genes337
Small non coding genes337
Gene transcripts11,297

About this species