Aedes

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Aedes

Aedes aegypti
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Diptera
Family:Culicidae
Tribe:Aedini
Genus:Aedes
Species

Aedes albopictus
Aedes aegypti

This page is about the genus of mosquito, for the Roman building see aedes (Roman)

Aedes is a genus of mosquito found in tropical and subtropical zones. The name comes from the Greek aēdēs, meaning unpleasant, so called because of the diseases this mosquito transmits, which include dengue and yellow fever.

Currently, the Aedes aegypti genome is being sequenced by TIGR, The Institute for Genomic Research, and is expected to be finished around the end of the year.

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