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Proteome nameAedes aegypti - Reference proteome
Proteome IDiUP000008820
Taxonomy7159 - Aedes aegypti
Last modifiedMarch 2, 2017
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000004015.3 from ENA/EMBL

Aedes aegypti is the principal vector of the etiological agents of yellow fever, dengue fever and chikungunya fever. In 1901, Walter Reed and colleagues showed that yellow fever was transmitted by Aedes aegypti. Their work was based on Carlos Finlay's hypothesis that mosquito bites could transmit the organism causing the disease.

Due to its easy adaptation to laboratory culture it is the most studied species within the Culicinae, and has extensively contributed to our understanding of mosquito biology, physiology, genetics, and vector competence.

The Aedes aegypti complete genome sequence was published in 2007. It contains about 1.3 Gb, and approximately 16,000 protein-coding genes. About 47% of the genome consists of transposable elements, probably contributing to the expansion in size and organization of the Aedes aegypti genome.


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Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Unassembled WGS sequence16639


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    Lobo N.F., Lovin D., DeBruyn B., Puiu D., Shumway M., Haas B., Nene V., Severson D.W.
    Submitted (DEC-2007) to the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ databases
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    Science 2007:1718-1723(2007) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]