updates: bioinformatic resources for invertebrate vectors of human pathogens and related organisms

Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2022 Apr:50:100860. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2021.11.008. Epub 2021 Dec 3.


VectorBase ( is part of the VEuPathDB Bioinformatics Resource Center, providing free online access to multi-omics and population biology data, focusing on arthropod vectors and invertebrates of importance to human health. VectorBase includes genomics and functional genomics data from bed bugs, biting midges, body lice, kissing bugs, mites, mosquitoes, sand flies, ticks, tsetse flies, stable flies, house flies, fruit flies, and a snail intermediate host. Tools include the Search Strategy system and MapVEu, enabling users to interrogate and visualize diverse 'omics and population-level data using a graphical interface (no programming experience required). Users can also analyze their own private data, such as transcriptomic sequences, exploring their results in the context of other publicly-available information in the database. Help Desk:

Publication types

  • Review
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Computational Biology*
  • Culicidae*
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Invertebrates / genetics
  • Mosquito Vectors