Anopheles gambiae

Anopheles gambiae

Data Source VectorBase | Taxonomy ID 7165

VectorBase The Anopheles gambiae data and its display on Ensembl Genomes are made possible through a joint effort by the Ensembl Genomes group and VectorBase, a NIAID Bioinformatics Resource Center. The source data for this genome and other resources can be accessed via the VectorBase browser.

About Anopheles gambiae

Anopheles gambiae senso stricto is the primary mosquito vector responsible for the transmission of malaria in most of sub-Saharan Africa. It is a member of a species complex that includes at least seven morphologically indistinguishable species in the Series Pyretophorus in the Anopheles subgenus Cellia. An. gambiae feeds preferentially on humans and is one of the most efficient malaria vectors known.

Picture credit (public domain): James Gathany (CDC) 1994

More information and statistics

Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

More about this genebuild

Download genes, cDNAs, ncRNA, proteins - FASTA - GFF3

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Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

More about comparative analyses

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Variation

What can I find? Short sequence variants and longer structural variants.

More about variation in Anopheles gambiae

More about variation in Ensembl Metazoa

Download all variants - GVF - VCF - VEP

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Regulation

What can I find? Microarray annotations.

More about the Ensembl Metazoa microarray annotation strategy

EST and Protein Alignments

Anopheles gambiae ESTs were mapped onto the genome using Exonerate (Example: 2L:155000-225000).

WU-BlastX was used to map UniProtKB proteins onto the Anopheles gambiae genome. The datasets used were: Aedes, mosquito, drosophilid, arthropod, metazoan, eukaryotic, and non-eukaryotic proteins. The wider taxonomic groups exclude any of the more specific groups, e.g. the arthropod dataset excludes mosquito and drosophilid proteins. (Example: 2L:39300000-39320000).

GeneWise was used to map proteins from non-redundant taxonomic levels onto the Anopheles gambiae genome. The protein datasets used were: Anopheles (UniProtKB and community annotation), Aedes (VectorBase), drosophilid (FlyBase), and all UniProtKB (Example: 2L:39308000-39320000).

Approximately 8500 community annotations are mapped to the genome (Example: 2L:155000-225000).