VectorBase The Rhodnius prolixus 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 Rhodnius prolixus

Rhodnius prolixus is a triatomine vector of the Chagas disease parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, in South and Central America. Chagas disease is a chronic condition which affects 8 to 10 million people and is the cause of around 20,000 deaths per year. Triatomine insects release parasites in their faeces immediately after a blood meal. Infection occurs after the human host scratches the bite area, thus transferring parasites into the bite wound.

Picture credit (public domain): Dr. Erwin Huebner 2009

Taxonomy ID 13249

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.

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

Phylogenetic overview of gene families

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Variation

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

Variant Effect Predictor

EST, RNA-seq, and Protein Alignments

Rhodnius prolixus ESTs and two sets of RNA-seq data (from Washington University and Pedro Lagerblad) were mapped onto the genome using Exonerate (Example: GL563091:4780000-4880000).

The Transcript Consensus software attempts to find the most supported transcript(s) from clusters of gene models based on protein evidence. This was used to map bee, wasp, moth, aphid, hemipteran, arthropod, insect, metazoan, and eukaryote proteins onto the Rhodnius prolixus genome. (Example: GL563039:195375-213200).

Approximately 1800 community annotations are mapped to the genome (Example: GL563109:1120000-1180000).

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