Highly evolvable malaria vectors: The genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquitoes

  title={Highly evolvable malaria vectors: The genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquitoes},
  author={Daniel E. Neafsey and Robert M. Waterhouse},
Variation in vectorial capacity for human malaria among Anopheles mosquito species is determined by many factors, including behavior, immunity, and life history. To investigate the genomic basis of vectorial capacity and explore new avenues for vector control, we sequenced the genomes of 16 anopheline mosquito species from diverse locations spanning ~100 million years of evolution. Comparative analyses show faster rates of gene gain and loss, elevated gene shuffling on the X chromosome, and… CONTINUE READING

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