VectorBase: a data resource for invertebrate vector genomics

Nucleic Acids Res. 2009 Jan;37(Database issue):D583-7. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkn857. Epub 2008 Nov 21.


VectorBase ( is an NIAID-funded Bioinformatic Resource Center focused on invertebrate vectors of human pathogens. VectorBase annotates and curates vector genomes providing a web accessible integrated resource for the research community. Currently, VectorBase contains genome information for three mosquito species: Aedes aegypti, Anopheles gambiae and Culex quinquefasciatus, a body louse Pediculus humanus and a tick species Ixodes scapularis. Since our last report VectorBase has initiated a community annotation system, a microarray and gene expression repository and controlled vocabularies for anatomy and insecticide resistance. We have continued to develop both the software infrastructure and tools for interrogating the stored data.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Aedes / genetics
  • Animals
  • Anopheles / genetics
  • Arthropod Vectors / genetics*
  • Culex / genetics
  • Culicidae / genetics*
  • Culicidae / metabolism
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Genome, Insect
  • Genomics
  • Ixodes / genetics
  • Pediculus / genetics
  • Vocabulary, Controlled