VectorBase: A home for invertebrate vectors of human pathogens

Daniel Lawson, Peter Arensburger, Peter Atkinson, Nora J. Besansky, Robert V. Bruggner, Ryan Butler, Kathryn S. Campbell, George K. Christophides, Scott Christley, Emmanuel Dialynas, David Emmert, Martin Hammond, Catherine A. Hill, Ryan C. Kennedy, Neil F. Lobo, M. Robert MacCallum, Greg Madey, Karine Megy, Seth Redmond, Susan RussoDavid W. Severson, Eric O. Stinson, Pantelis Topalis, Evgeny M. Zdobnov, Ewan Birney, William M. Gelbart, Fotis C. Kafatos, Christos Louis, Frank H. Collins

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Abstract

VectorBase (http://www.vectorbase.org/) is a web-accessible data repository for information about invertebrate vectors of human pathogens. VectorBase annotates and maintains vector genomes providing an integrated resource for the research community. Currently, VectorBase contains genome information for two organisms: Anopheles gambiae, a vector for the Plasmodium protozoan agent causing malaria, and Aedes aegypti, a vector for the flaviviral agents causing Yellow fever and Dengue fever.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)D503-D505
Number of pages3
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Volume35
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • *Databases, Genetic
  • *Genome, Insect
  • Aedes/*genetics
  • Animals
  • Anopheles gambiae/*genetics
  • Base Sequence
  • Conserved Sequence
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Insect Vectors/*genetics
  • Internet
  • User-Computer Interface

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