Originally isolated from wild individuals collected in Cameroon (2.378 North, 9.828 East, Campo, 2010), mosquitoes were donated by Carlo Costantini. The colony was not subject to isofemale selection.


Anopheles melas belongs to the Anopheles gambiae species complex, which consists of at least seven species, and it is a locally important vector in coastal western Africa.

Genome assemblies and gene sets