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In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team led by investigators at the University of California, Irvine, describes efforts to sequence and analyze the genome and transcriptome of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. After putting together an almost 1,970 million base genome sequence for a Foshan strain of Ae.

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