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Newsletter 5 (Nov 2008)

  • VectorBase Forum
    Following several user requests we have set up a forum for the community to post conference announcements, job offers, ask questions or just discuss vectors and their genomes. The forum is open to anyone but posting message requires registration.

    Newsletter 4 (Jul 2008)

    • Taxonomic change
      NCBI have changed the taxonomic name for Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus to simply Culex quinquefasciatus. Over the coming months VectorBase will be making this change on the website in line with the GenBank entries. The taxon identifier remains unchanged (7176).

      Newsletter 3 (Apr 2008)

      • Ixodes scapularis
        The genome of the blacklegged tick, a vector of Lyme disease, has been sequenced by the Broad Institute and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), and assembled by the latter into ~570,600 contigs and ~369,500 supercontigs. The assembly has an estimated 3.8X coverage of the genome and a total length of 1.8 Gb (including gaps). The contigs and supercontigs have been deposited in GenBank and are accessible at VectorBase.
      • Anopheles gambiae - M & S forms
        Two new molecular forms of Anopheles gambiae M and S, have been sequenced by the JCVI and the Washington University Genome Sequencing Center.

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