Chromosome-level genome assemblies of the malaria vectors Anopheles coluzzii and Anopheles arabiensis

March 15, 2021

The Hi-C contact heat maps obtained after manual correction of genome assemblies. A, A. coluzzii AcolMOP1. B, A. arabiensis AaraD3. From left to right in each heat map, chromosome X, chromosome 2 (2R+2L),  chromosome 3 (3R+3L). The heat maps were produced by JBAT.

In this study, we produced de novo chromosome-level genome assemblies for A. coluzzii and A. arabiensis using the long-read Oxford Nanopore sequencing technology and the Hi-C scaffolding approach.