Navigation Links
Researchers sequence genome of mosquito that spreads West Nile virus
Date:10/1/2010

mology.ucr.edu/">Department of Entomology, who led the substantial bioinformatics component of the multiyear research effort. "Moreover, now that we have sequenced the Culex genome, we can begin to identify which mosquito genes get turned on or turned off in response to infection knowledge that is critical to developing strategies for preventing the transmission of West Nile virus and other disease vectors."

Study results appear in the Oct. 1 issue of Science.

The researchers report that Culex quinquefasciatus, also known as the southern house mosquito, has a genome size of 579 million nucleotides, which is intermediate between the genome sizes of Anopheles gambiae (278 million nucleotides) and Aedes aegypti (about 1380 million nucleotides). However, Culex quinquefasciatus has a higher number of genes (18,883 genes) than Anopheles gambiae (12,457 genes) or Aedes aegypti (15,419 genes).

"We do not know why this is the case," said Arensburger. "Culex quinquefasciatus is very widely distributed throughout the globe; the same species is found in California and South Africa. It is possible that the large number of genes in this mosquito helped it survive in a wide variety of habitats."

The researchers also report that the genome for Culex quinquefasciatus bears more similarity to the Aedes aegypti genome than the Anopheles gambiae genome.

Thirty-seven institutions collaborated with UC Riverside on the research project that began in 2004. Besides Arensburger, the UCR team includes Peter Atkinson, the director of the Center for Disease Vector Research and a professor of entomology, and Alexander Raikhel, a distinguished professor of entomology.

"We coordinated with researchers around the world to accomplish the sequ
'/>"/>

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California -- Riverside
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Understanding the science of solar-based energy: more researchers are better than one
2. Researchers decode viral process that prepares cells for HIV infection
3. Dartmouth researchers advance cellulosic ethanol production
4. Researchers develop new model for cystic fibrosis
5. Use it or lose it? Researchers investigate the dispensability of our DNA
6. Sigma-Aldrich and the University of Illinois Offer New Boronic Acid Surrogates to Researchers Worldwide Through Licensing Agreement
7. Researchers write protein nanoarrays using a fountain pen and electric fields
8. Researchers show how to stamp nanodevices with rubber molds
9. The Lancets New Online Medical Journal Helps Clinicians and Medical Researchers Find Practice-Changing Evidence Quickly and Easily
10. Ultrafast lasers give CU-Boulder researchers a snapshot of electrons in action
11. VAP(R) Cholesterol Test Helps Researchers Identify Treatment Effects of Combination Therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Researchers sequence genome of mosquito that spreads West Nile virus
(Date:12/24/2014)... Wash. , Dec. 24, 2014   BioLife Solutions , ... and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage ... shipping products for cells and tissues  ("BioLife" or the ... Meeting of Stockholders on May 4, 2015 (the "Annual Meeting"). ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... GMO corn cases filed across the United ... process of being consolidated in a Kansas federal court for ... MIR 162 Corn Litigation, MDL No. 2591 in the U.S. ... the Syngenta GMO corn multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been handed ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... MA (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 ... is designed to introduce cutting edge communication technology, ... of platform upgrades. This webinar series demonstrates online ... quest to leverage web conferencing’s most innovative and ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 According to Ross Selinger, President ... of ITRA Global, the national office market continues to be ... This is evidenced by the third quarter’s surprising 3.9% GDP, ... Low energy costs have held inflation down and the Fed ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BioLife Solutions Sets Date for Annual Meeting of Stockholders 2Carey Danis & Lowe Reports on Syngenta GMO Corn Transfer Order 2SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 2SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 3ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 2ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 3
... CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 21 Biopure Corporation,(Nasdaq: BPUR ... fiscal,quarter ended April 30, 2008. For the quarter, the ... per common share, compared with a net loss,of $6.2 ... period in,2007. Class A common shares outstanding on April ...
... Genetics,Inc. (Amex: ILI ), today expressed praise ... Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The bill was approved,unanimously in ... into law by,President George W. Bush today., ... are protected,from genetic discrimination from employers and insurance ...
... The New Best Practice Statements Were Presented at ... YOKNEAM, Israel and PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pennsylvania, May ... cryotherapy, announced today that the,American Urological Association has ... cryotherapy. The guidelines state,that cryoablation is a treatment ...
Cached Biology Technology:Biopure Announces 2008 Second Quarter Financial Results 2Biopure Announces 2008 Second Quarter Financial Results 3Biopure Announces 2008 Second Quarter Financial Results 4Biopure Announces 2008 Second Quarter Financial Results 5Biopure Announces 2008 Second Quarter Financial Results 6Biopure Announces 2008 Second Quarter Financial Results 7Biopure Announces 2008 Second Quarter Financial Results 8Interleukin Genetics Welcomes the Signing of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) 2Interleukin Genetics Welcomes the Signing of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) 3American Urological Association (AUA) Clinical Guidelines Recognizes Cryotherapy as Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer Patients 2American Urological Association (AUA) Clinical Guidelines Recognizes Cryotherapy as Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer Patients 3
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014 Valencell, a leader in ... biometric technology to industry leaders such as Intel, Jabra, ... validated, biometric wearable products. These products will be showcased ... Las Vegas . "Our ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014  Automation is fundamentally transforming the ... at international borders. Over the past decade, ePassports, biometric ... to self process through border control via eGates and ... of airports, seaports, and land borders across the globe. ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 09, 2014 Research and Markets ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/twhjll/biometrics_market ) has announced the addition ... 2015-2019"  report to their offering. One ... technology. With continuous advances in technology, it is important ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Valencell PerformTek Biometrics Power the Most Accurate Wearables at CES 2015 2Automated Border Control (ABC) Transforms the Global Travel Experience With More Than 2500 ABC eGates and APC Kiosks Deployed In Airports, Seaports, and Land Borders Worldwide 2Biometrics Market in the APAC Region 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2
... brains are under intensive development all over the ... areas, according to a study just placed online. ... of Southern California chaired the eight-member committee which ... in Brain-Computer Interfaces," published in October by the ...
... Conn. A before-and-after study led by Yale biologists, ... genetic diversity of marine iguanas on the Galpagos Islands, ... the need to determine which environmental and biological factors ... to the authors, recurring El Nio events provide an ...
... Ossur, an emerging leader in the non-invasive orthopaedics ... is pleased to announce that the Journal of Trauma ... cervical collar study performed by the Mayo Clinic. The ... from Four Cervical Collars, finds that Ossurs products ...
Cached Biology News:Brain-computer link systems on the brink of breakthrough, study finds 2Global climate change: The impact of El Nio on Galpagos marine iguanas 2Mayo Clinic study: Ossur's collars superior in immobilization and reduction of pressure 2
... Clone/PAD: ZMD.414. Immunogen: Synthetic peptide ... mouse and rat mTOR (Mammalian target of ... for the human mTOR protein. On ... at ~235 kDa. Reactivity: Human (positive ...
...
From micro to giga sizes, from single prep to high-throughput, Invitrogen's range of plasmid purification kits offers superior performance to match the demands of your downstream application....
Request Info...
Biology Products: