About Cimex lectularius
Cimex lectularius, the common bedbug, is a parasitic insect feeding preferentially on human blood. Cimex is cosmopolitan, found throughout the world in association with human populations. Cimex is not thought to be a vector although recent studies have shown that it can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, the pathogen for Chagas disease in mice.
Strain chosen for genome sequence. Fort Dix colony established and maintained in culture in Harold Harlan's lab since 1973. Sequenced material was produced from animals after five generations of single pair matings.
Sources: * VectorBase * NCBI BioSample SAMN02649412 * BCM-HGSC Bed Bug Genome Project
Taxonomy ID 79782
Data source Baylor i5k Initiative Pilot Project
Genome assembly: Clec_2.0
More information and statistics
Download DNA sequence (FASTA)
What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.
Download genes, cDNAs, ncRNA, proteins - FASTA - GFF3
What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.
More about comparative analyses
Phylogenetic overview of gene families
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This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor: