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 47,726 contigs assembled into 16,537 scaffolds with a total length of 706.8 Mb. This includes 142 Mb (20%) of padding characters. No chromosomal mapping is available. This version of the WGS sequence was released to GenBank in April 2015: ACPB00000000.3.

Alternative names for this assembly: Rhodnius_prolixus-3.0.3

Genome Size (bp): 
Scaffold N50 (bp): 
1 088 772
Scaffold count: 
16 537
Release date: 
Thursday, August 13, 2015


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

24 Oct 2017
21 Feb 2017
13 Aug 2015

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