N.B. This assembly has now been deprecated in favour of the AaegL5 assembly, and will not be actively supported from December 2017

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 (AaegL3, April 2014) consists of 4,757 scaffolds, 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 addition of the mitochondrial genome (EU352212, 16,655 bp) which includes 13 protein-coding and 24 ncRNAs (tRNAs and rRNAs).

Genome Size (bp): 
Scaffold N50 (bp): 
1 547 048
Scaffold count: 
4 757
Release date: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014


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

24 Oct 2017
21 Feb 2017
21 Oct 2014
22 Aug 2014
30 Apr 2014

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