The AfunF3 assembly is described in the paper 'A chromosome-scale assembly of the major African malaria vector Anopheles funestus', Ghurye et. al., GigaScience, Volume 8, Issue 6, June 2019, giz063, The AfunF3 assembly replaces the AfunF1 assembly for the FUMOZ strain.

AfunF3 was generated using 240x coverage of long-read single-molecule sequencing for contigging, combined with 100x coverage of short-read Hi-C data for chromosome scaffolding. The assembled contigs total 446 Mbp of sequence and contain substantial duplication due to alternative alleles present in the sequenced pool of mosquitos from the FUMOZ colony. Using alignment and depth-of-coverage information, these contigs were deduplicated to a 211 Mbp.

Sequence accession aliases for the An. funestus chromosomes are

  • chromosome 2 = CM012071.1
  • chromosome 3 = CM012072.1
  • chromosome X = CM012070.1
  • MT = RCWQ01006588.1
Genome Size (bp): 
Scaffold N50 (bp): 
671 960
Scaffold count: 
1 053
Release date: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019


Originally isolated in Mozambique. There was no isofemale subcolony selection. For more details click here.

Gene sets

25 Jun 2019

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