Population Biology Tutorials

Welcome to VectorBase's Population Biology (PopBio) resource: a database and associated tools for visualisation, search and analysis of a wide range of population data, including genotypes, insecticide resistance and other phenotypes, and field collection metadata. You can interactively query all geo-tagged data (>99% of samples) using the map interface. Text-based search and browse is also available.

Map

Explore geo-tagged collection data in a map view. You can see details about each sample, generate graphs, and export raw data.

Sample Explorer

Sample Explorer

Browse and query metadata associated with biological samples. After finding the samples you want, you can display them in the Genome Browser or PopBio map.

Search

Search

Search for PopBio data through VectorBase's site-wide search page. You can filter results by various categories and export the matching data.

This resource is under active development. Please check the release notes every two months for information about new features and data.

PopBio mission statement

We are capable of storing field-captured data from many different types of study, thanks to the use of ontologies and a largely future-proof database design. However, flexibility comes at the cost of performance, so for real-time tools such as search and the map, we create a simplified version of the database that is much quicker to query and retrieve data from. Only large consistent subsets of data are simplified in this way. So our policy is to accept as many types of data as possible, and then build tools around subsets of that data in response to demand. To date, within the map, we have provided specialized views for insecticide resistance and population abundance data. In search we also have various data available for download including genotypes (such as chromosomal inversions) and phenotypes (including blood meal species identifications).