The Aedes aegypti Liverpool LVP strain genome sequence is a joint effort between the Broad Institute and The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR). Assembly of 8x shotgun coverage was performed using the Broad's whole genome assembly package ARACHNE. The assembly presented here (AaegL2, December 2013) consists of 4,756 supercontigs, totalling 1.3 Gigabases, with a contig N50 of 82 Kb and supercontig N50 size of 1,500 Kb. The assembly differs from the previous version by the removal of two scaffolds identified as bacterial contamination (supercont1.3032 and supercont1.3491), the predicted loci on these scafolds (6 of them) were also deleted.

Genome Size (bp): 
Scaffold N50 (bp): 
2 561 264
Scaffold count: 
4 756
Release date: 
Monday, December 9, 2013


The Aedes aegypti Liverpool (LVP) strain sequenced for this genome project originated from West Africa and has been maintained at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine since 1936. It was selected for susceptibility to the filarial worm parasite Brugia malayi, and then subsequently a substrain (LVPsbm) was selected for greater Brugia susceptibility. Genome sequencing was performed on DNA purified from newly hatched larvae of an LVPsbm strain which was derived after 12 consecutive generations of single pair inbreeding.

Gene sets

25 Feb 2014
9 Dec 2013