Phlebotomus papatasi (Sand fly, Israel) (PpapI1)

The Phlebotomus papatasi 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).

About Phlebotomus papatasi

The sandfly Phlebotomus papatasi is the main vector of the Old World Cutaneous leishmaniasis. It is distributed from Morocco to the Indian subcontinent and from southern Europe to central and eastern Africa.

Israel strain

The Israeli strain of Ph. papatasi was originally was given to Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in 1983 from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. The population size of this colony fluctuated over time, experiencing several bottlenecks. The colony was expanded from a small number of flies at the University of Notre Dame.

Source: VectorBase

Picture credit: James Gathany Public domain via Wikimedia Commons (Image source)

Taxonomy ID 29031

Data source VectorBase

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Genome assembly: PpapI1

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