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StatusReference proteome
Proteinsi <p>Number of protein entries associated with this proteome: UniProtKB entries for regular proteomes or UniParc entries for redundant proteomes (<a href="/help/proteome%5Fredundancy">more...</a>)</p> 16,652
Gene counti <p>This is the total number of unique genes found in the proteome set, algorithmically computed. For each gene, a single representative protein sequence is chosen from the proteome. Where possible, reviewed (Swiss-Prot) protein sequences are chosen as the representatives.</p> - Download one protein sequence per gene (FASTA)
Proteome IDi <p>The proteome identifier (UPID) is the unique identifier assigned to the set of proteins that constitute the <a href="">proteome</a>. It consists of the characters 'UP' followed by 9 digits, is stable across releases and can therefore be used to cite a UniProt proteome.<p><a href='/help/proteome_id' target='_top'>More...</a></p>UP000008820
Taxonomy7159 - Aedes aegypti
Last modifiedMarch 21, 2020
Genome assembly and annotationi <p>Identifier for the genome assembly (<a href="">more...</a>)</p> GCA_000004015.3 from ENA/EMBL full
CompletenessClose to Standard

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 first published in 2007. About 47% of the genome consists of transposable elements, probably contributing to the expansion in size and organization of the Aedes aegypti genome over time.

Componentsi <p>Genomic components encoding the proteome</p>

Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Component representationProteins
Unassembled WGS sequence16639


  1. "The mitochondrial genome of the Yellow fever mosquito - Aedes aegypti."
    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
  2. "Genome sequence of Aedes aegypti, a major arbovirus vector."
    Nene V., Wortman J.R., Lawson D., Haas B.J., Kodira C.D., Tu Z.J., Loftus B.J., Xi Z., Megy K., Grabherr M., Ren Q., Zdobnov E.M., Lobo N.F., Campbell K.S., Brown S.E., Bonaldo M.F., Zhu J., Sinkins S.P.
    Severson D.W.
    Science 316:1718-1723(2007) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
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