The Anopheles gambiae genome: an update

Trends Parasitol. 2004 Feb;20(2):49-52. doi: 10.1016/


As a result of an international collaborative effort, the first draft of the Anopheles gambiae genome sequence and its preliminary annotation were published in October 2002. Since then, the assembly, annotation and means of accession of the An. gambiae genome have been under continuous development. This article reviews progress and considers limitations in the current sequence assembly and gene annotation, as well as approaches to address these problems and outstanding issues that users of the data must bear in mind.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anopheles / genetics*
  • Chromosome Mapping / veterinary
  • Chromosomes, Artificial, Bacterial
  • Computational Biology
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genome*
  • In Situ Hybridization / veterinary