The Aedes albopictus Foshan strain genome sequence is described in the publication Genome sequence of the Asian Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, reveals insights into its biology, genetics, and evolution. DNA was isolated from a single Ae. albopictus pupa of a 9th generation iso-female line of the Foshan strain and subjected to whole genome amplification. An assembly of 237x coverage was generated using SOAPdenovo, SSPACE and Gapcloser. The assembly presented here (AaloF1, November 2015) totals 1.9 Gb of an estimated 2.9 Gbp total genome length, with a contig N50 of 195.5 Kb.
Genome Size (bp): 
Scaffold N50 (bp): 
195 500
Scaffold count: 
154 782
Release date: 
Monday, February 22, 2016


The Foshan strain of Ae. albopictus used for sequencing was obtained from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Guangdong Province, China where it has been in culture since 1981.

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21 Feb 2017
22 Feb 2016

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