DATABASE: Mosquito Central

Science  01 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5556, pp. 771
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5556.771a

We've battled mosquitoes with netting, repellent, massive drainage projects, and clouds of DDT, but diseases such as malaria still kill millions. Genomics may provide new ways to swat down these bloodsuckers. The Mosquito Genomics World Wide Web Server at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, serves up six mosquito genome databases, including those for Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, and Anopheles gambiae, the carrier of malaria. The databases are still growing, but for catalogued genes you can obtain information such as a map of chromosomal location, a listing of nearby genes, and relevant publications. Each database also features a sizeable bibliography—more than 4500 entries for A. aegypti alone.

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