Mosquito transposable elements. Conference Paper uri icon


  • The completion of the genome assembly for the African malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, and continuing genomic efforts for the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, have allowed the use of bioinformatics tools to identify and characterize a diverse array of transposable elements (TEs) in these and other mosquito genomes. An overview of the types and number of both RNA-mediated and DNA-mediated TEs that are found in mosquito genomes is presented. A number of novel and interesting TEs from these species are discussed in more detail. These findings have significant implications for our understanding of mosquito genome evolution and for future modifications of natural mosquito populations through the use of TE-mediated genetic transformation.

published proceedings

  • Insect Biochem Mol Biol

author list (cited authors)

  • Tu, Z., & Coates, C.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Tu, Zhijian||Coates, Craig

publication date

  • January 1, 2004 11:11 AM