The CpipJ1.4 geneset was released in February 2014 and contains an update for the ncRNA genes using the Ensembl Genomes pipeline. No modifications of protein-coding loci were undertaken.

Please notice that in the VectorBase release from February 2014 (VB-2014-02), ncRNA genes were predicted for all species. This necessitates the incrementing of gene set versions across the board. Culex quinquefascaitus already had ncRNA annotations, from these 3,746 were tRNA genes predicted by tRNAScan which likely represents an overprediction. VectorBase decided not to call all of these 'genes', so they were demoted to 'prediction transcripts'; this means that they are still viewable in the genome browser, but removed them from the total gene count.


Genes Protein-coding Other
19,326 18,955 371


Transcripts Protein-coding Other
19,390 19,019 371
Release date: 
25 Feb 2014


The Culex quinquefasciatus Johannesburg strain genome sequence is a joint effort between the Broad Institute and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI).