VectorBase: A data resource for invertebrate vector genomics

Daniel Lawson, Peter Arensburger, Peter Atkinson, Nora J. Besansky, Robert V. Bruggner, Ryan Butler, Kathryn S. Campbell, George K. Christophides, Scott Christley, Emmanuel Dialynas, Martin Hammond, Catherine A. Hill, Nathan Konopinski, Neil F. Lobo, Robert M. Maccallum, Greg Madey, Karine Megy, Jason Meyer, Seth Redmond, David W. SeversonEric O. Stinson, Pantelis Topalis, Ewan Birney, William M. Gelbart, Fotis C. Kafatos, Christos Louis, Frank H. Collins

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)D583-D587
Number of pages5
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


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

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