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The sandfly Phlebotomus papatasi is the main vector of the Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis. It is distributed from Morocco to the Indian subcontinent and from southern Europe to central and eastern Africa.

Phlebotomus papatasi

Forthcoming microsatellite variation data from Powell lab

Microsatellite data from lab and field caught Aedes aegypti, corresponding to a forthcoming publication from the Powell lab, is being processed by VectorBase staff. It will be made publicly available in a forthcoming VectorBase release.

It has been pre-assigned Population Biology Project ID VBP0000452.

Forthcoming microsatellite variation data from the Philippines

Microsatellite data from Metropolitan Manila, Philippines, corresponding to a forthcoming publication from the Carvajal lab. will be made publicly available in a forthcoming VectorBase release.

It has been pre-assigned Population Biology Project ID VBP0000554.

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Forthcoming data from Guagliardo lab, Department of Environmental Sciences, Emory University.

Microsatellite data for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes collected from the Peruvian Amazon by Sarah Anne J. Guagliardo and colleagues, as published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, will be made available here soon after the merger of VectorBase and EuPathDB.

The project ID will be VBP0000528

Newsletter 13 (Sep 2012)

New website coming soon!

The VectorBase developers have been busy creating a new website with improved search and navigation, as well as a more consistent look and feel. During the transition period of several months, both new and old sites will run in parallel. Your feedback is very welcome at any time.

Anopheles quadrimaculatus belongs to the Maculipennis group and Quadrimaculatus subgroup, often mis-reported as a complex. Its distribution includes the eastern half of the United States, south eastern Canada and northeastern Mexico. A. quadrimaculatus was a capable malaria vector in the United states where malaria occurred.

Anopheles quadrimaculatus

Anopheles freeborni, the Western malaria mosquito, is found in western Canada and in the United States. This species is the principal malaria vector in the arid and semiarid western U.S. (Carpenter and LaCasse 1955).

Anopheles freeborni

Anopheles albimanus it is one of the main vectors of malaria in southern México, Central America, northern South America and the Caribbean. On the Atlantic coast is found from Texas to Venezuela, on most of the Caribbean islands and on the Pacific coast, from Mexico to northern Peru.

Anopheles albimanus

Newsletter 12 (Nov 2011)

  • Genome projects approved
    VectorBase has been informed that the NIH/NIAID vector genome working group has approved two new projects. One will sequence the mite vector of scrub typhus, Leptotrombidium deliense, and provide additional genome and transcriptome sequencing of Ixodes scapularis and related ticks. The second will target genomes of 11 Simulium (black fly) species, including the major S. damnosum siblings, S. woodii, S. ochraceum and S. vittatum.


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