Ixodes scapularis (Black-legged tick, ISE6) (IscaI1)

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 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).

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

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.

ISE6 cell line

The ISE6 cell line (Ixodes scapularis embryonic 6) is an extensively used tick cell line that has been successfully used to culture many tick-associated bacteria (Rickettsia, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, and Neoehrlichia), to study vector-pathogen interactions and differential expression of pathogen genes during growth in mammalian and arthropod cells, to carry out growth and propagation of Arboviruses, and are an important model for molecular study using RNAi of tick genes important for decreasing pathogen transmission and understanding tick biology ( "An Ixodes scapularis cell line with a predominantly neuron-like phenotype", Oliver et al, Exp Appl Acarol. 2015 Jul; 66(3): 427--442. doi: 10.1007/s10493-015-9908-1).

Source: VectorBase

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

Taxonomy ID 6945

Data source J. Craig Venter Institute

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Genome assembly: IscaI1

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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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This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:

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