The Ngousso colony was created in 2006 from the broods of approximately 100 wild-caught pure An. coluzzii females in Cameroon ("A High-Quality De novo Genome Assembly from a Single Mosquito Using PacBio Sequencing", Kingan et al, Genes 2019, 10, 62; doi:10.3390/genes10010062 ). The colony is partially inbred, and has been used extensively in experimental infection studies.


Anopheles coluzzii, formerly known as Anopheles gambiae M molecular form, was defined as a separate species in 2013 (Coetzee et al.). An. coluzzii belongs to the Anopheles gambiae species complex, which consists of at least seven species.

Genome assemblies and gene sets