Liverpool AGWG

The Aedes aegypti Liverpool AGWG (LVP_AGWG) strain was sequenced as part of the Aedes aegypti Genome Working Group (AGWG) effort to improve the existing Liverpool strain assembly. The LVP_AGWG strain was generated from 3 generations of single pair inbreeding from inbred sub-strain LVPIB12 (Virginia Tech) as detailed in the BioSample record

DNA sequencing was performed upon a pool of 80 whole male pupae siblings.

Aedes aegypti

Aedes aegypti exists in at least two forms (considered either subspecies or separate species according to different authors), namely A. aegypti formosus (the original wild type found in Africa) and A. aegypti aegypti (the worldwide urban form). The yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti aegypti, has a worldwide distribution in the tropics and subtropics where it is the main vector of both dengue and yellow fever viruses. It can also transmit chikungunya and Zika viruses.

Genome assemblies and gene sets