The A. gambiae S Pimperena colony was established from blood-fed adult females collected in the village of Pimperena, Mali in November 2005. Approximately 5 isofemale families molecularly identified as A. gambiae S form were used to establish the colony.

Anopheles gambiae

Anopheles gambiae senso stricto is the primary mosquito vector responsible for the transmission of malaria in most of sub-Saharan Africa. It is a member of a species complex that includes at least seven morphologically indistinguishable species in the Series Pyretophorus in the Anopheles subgenus Cellia. Anopheles gambiae feeds preferentially on humans and is one of the most efficient malaria vectors known.

Genome assemblies and gene sets