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VectorBase: a data resource for invertebrate vector genomics.

VectorBase ( is an NIAID-funded Bioinformatic Resource Center focused on invertebrate vectors of human pathogens. VectorBase annotates and curates vector genomes providing a web accessible integrated resource for the research community. Currently, VectorBase contains genome information for three mosquito species: Aedes aegypti, Anopheles gambiae and Culex quinquefasciatus, a body louse Pediculus humanus and a tick species Ixodes scapularis. Since our last report VectorBase has initiated a community annotation system, a microarray and gene expression repository and controlled vocabularies for anatomy and insecticide resistance. We have continued to develop both the software infrastructure and tools for interrogating the stored data.

Pubmed ID: 19028744


  • Lawson D
  • Arensburger P
  • Atkinson P
  • Besansky NJ
  • Bruggner RV
  • Butler R
  • Campbell KS
  • Christophides GK
  • Christley S
  • Dialynas E
  • Hammond M
  • Hill CA
  • Konopinski N
  • Lobo NF
  • MacCallum RM
  • Madey G
  • Megy K
  • Meyer J
  • Redmond S
  • Severson DW
  • Stinson EO
  • Topalis P
  • Birney E
  • Gelbart WM
  • Kafatos FC
  • Louis C
  • Collins FH


Nucleic acids research

Publication Data

January 16, 2009

Associated Grants

  • Agency: PHS HHS, Id: HHSN266200400039C

Mesh Terms

  • Aedes
  • Animals
  • Anopheles gambiae
  • Arthropod Vectors
  • Culex
  • Culicidae
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Genome, Insect
  • Genomics
  • Ixodes
  • Pediculus
  • Vocabulary, Controlled