VectorBase The Ixodes scapularis 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 Ixodes scapularis

Ixodes scapularis, the black-legged tick, is a hard-bodied tick from the Ixodidae family. I. scapularis is the primary vector for Lyme disease, transmitting the pathogenic bacterium Borrelia burgdorfei.

Picture credit (public domain): Scott Bauer (USDA) 1998

Taxonomy ID 6945

Data source VectorBase

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Gene annotation

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

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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.

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Phylogenetic overview of gene families

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EST Alignments

Ixodes scapularis ESTs were mapped onto the genome using Exonerate (Example: DS702749:1-130514).

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