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VectorBase

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Short name VectorBase
Full name Bioinformatics Resource for Invertebrate Vectors of Human Pathogens
Description VectorBase is an NIAID Bioinformatics Resource Center dedicated to providing data to the scientific community for Invertebrate Vectors of Human Pathogens.
URL https://www.vectorbase.org/
Year founded 2007
Last update & version 2015-4    v1.0
Availability Free to all users
University/Institution hosted University of Notre Dame
Address Notre Dame, IN 46556,USA
City Notre Dame
Province/State IN
Country/Region United States
Contact name Daniel Lawson
Contact email lawson@ebi.ac.uk
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Keyword(s)
  • disease
  • invertebrate vector
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  • VectorBase: improvements to a bioinformatics resource for invertebrate vector genomics. [PMID: 22135296]

    Karine Megy, Scott J Emrich, Daniel Lawson, David Campbell, Emmanuel Dialynas, Daniel S T Hughes, Gautier Koscielny, Christos Louis, Robert M Maccallum, Seth N Redmond, Andrew Sheehan, Pantelis Topalis, Derek Wilson, null null
    Nucleic acids research 2012:40(Database issue)
    109 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-02-27)

    Abstract: VectorBase (http://www.vectorbase.org) is a NIAID-supported bioinformatics resource for invertebrate vectors of human pathogens. It hosts data for nine genomes: mosquitoes (three Anopheles gambiae genomes, Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus), tick (Ixodes scapularis), body louse (Pediculus humanus), kissing bug (Rhodnius prolixus) and tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans). Hosted data range from genomic features and expression data to population genetics and ontologies. We describe improvements and integration of new data that expand our taxonomic coverage. Releases are bi-monthly and include the delivery of preliminary data for emerging genomes. Frequent updates of the genome browser provide VectorBase users with increasing options for visualizing their own high-throughput data. One major development is a new population biology resource for storing genomic variations, insecticide resistance data and their associated metadata. It takes advantage of improved ontologies and controlled vocabularies. Combined, these new features ensure timely release of multiple types of data in the public domain while helping overcome the bottlenecks of bioinformatics and annotation by engaging with our user community.

  • VectorBase: a data resource for invertebrate vector genomics. [PMID: 19028744]

    Daniel Lawson, Peter Arensburger, Peter Atkinson, Nora J Besansky, Robert V Bruggner, Ryan Butler, Kathryn S Campbell, George K Christophides, Scott Christley, Emmanuel Dialynas, Martin Hammond, Catherine A Hill, Nathan Konopinski, Neil F Lobo, Robert M MacCallum, Greg Madey, Karine Megy, Jason Meyer, Seth Redmond, David W Severson, Eric O Stinson, Pantelis Topalis, Ewan Birney, William M Gelbart, Fotis C Kafatos, Christos Louis, Frank H Collins
    Nucleic acids research 2009:37(Database issue)
    175 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-02-27)

    Abstract: VectorBase (http://www.vectorbase.org) is an NIAID-funded Bioinformatic Resource Center focused on invertebrate vectors of human pathogens. VectorBase annotates and curates vector genomes providing a web accessible integrated resource for the research community. Currently, VectorBase contains genome information for three mosquito species: Aedes aegypti, Anopheles gambiae and Culex quinquefasciatus, a body louse Pediculus humanus and a tick species Ixodes scapularis. Since our last report VectorBase has initiated a community annotation system, a microarray and gene expression repository and controlled vocabularies for anatomy and insecticide resistance. We have continued to develop both the software infrastructure and tools for interrogating the stored data.

  • VectorBase: a home for invertebrate vectors of human pathogens. [PMID: 17145709]

    Daniel Lawson, Peter Arensburger, Peter Atkinson, Nora J Besansky, Robert V Bruggner, Ryan Butler, Kathryn S Campbell, George K Christophides, Scott Christley, Emmanuel Dialynas, David Emmert, Martin Hammond, Catherine A Hill, Ryan C Kennedy, Neil F Lobo, M Robert MacCallum, Greg Madey, Karine Megy, Seth Redmond, Susan Russo, David W Severson, Eric O Stinson, Pantelis Topalis, Evgeny M Zdobnov, Ewan Birney, William M Gelbart, Fotis C Kafatos, Christos Louis, Frank H Collins
    Nucleic acids research 2007:35(Database issue)
    98 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-02-16)

    Abstract: VectorBase (http://www.vectorbase.org/) is a web-accessible data repository for information about invertebrate vectors of human pathogens. VectorBase annotates and maintains vector genomes providing an integrated resource for the research community. Currently, VectorBase contains genome information for two organisms: Anopheles gambiae, a vector for the Plasmodium protozoan agent causing malaria, and Aedes aegypti, a vector for the flaviviral agents causing Yellow fever and Dengue fever.

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DNA Expression Protein RNA
Invertebrate
disease invertebrate vector

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  • Created on: 2015-06-20
  • Curated by:
    • Hongyan Yin [2016-03-31]
    • Hongyan Yin [2015-11-22]
    • Hongyan Yin [2015-06-26]
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