Originally isolated from Pakistan, isofemale selection was performed prior to genome sequencing.

For more details about the strain:

Neafsey et al (121 authors). 2015. Highly evolvable malaria vectors: The genomes of 16 Anopheles. mosquitoes. Science. Published Online November 27 2014

Anopheles stephensi

Anopheles stephensi is distributed in southern Asia, from the Indian subcontinent with a westward extension through Iran and Iraq into the Middle East and Arabian Peninsula to the east in Bangladesh, southern China, Myanmar and Thailand. Anopheles stephensi is a main vector of human malaria in India and the Persian Gulf.

Genome assemblies and gene sets