Rhodnius prolixus was sequenced by the Washington University School of Medicine, Genome Sequencing Center (WUGSC) in September 2010. The whole-genome shotgun plasmid, bac end reads and 454 reads were assembled using the CABOG assembler. DNA was isolated from the colony at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, USA. It is composed of 58,560 contigs assembled into 27,872 scaffolds with a total length of 702 Mb. This includes 141 Mb (20%) of padding characters. No chromosomal mapping is available. The Whole Genome Shotgun sequence was released in GenBank in December 2010: ACPB00000000.2.

Alternative names for this assembly: Rhodnius_prolixus-3.0.1

Genome Size (bp): 
Scaffold N50 (bp): 
14 656 811
Scaffold count: 
27 872
Release date: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2010


The Rhodnius prolixus CDC strain from the colony at the Centers for Disease Control in Georgia, Atlanta was used as the source for DNA. The original insects were collected by Charles B. Beard in Colombia (domestic dwelling/environment) and have been kept at the CDC for over 15 years.

Gene sets

1 Dec 2014
25 Feb 2014
30 Apr 2013
16 Apr 2012

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