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InsectBase intends to provide a comprehensive platform for researchers who have interests in analyzing insect genes. The database contains more than 12 millions of sequences, encompassing the genomes of 138 insects, transcriptomes of 116 insects, gene sets of 61 insects, 36 gene families of 60 insects, 7,544 miRNAs of 69 insects, 96,925 piRNAs from two insects, 22,536 pathways of 78 insects, 679,881 untranslated regions (UTR) of 84 insects and 160,905 coding sequences (CDS) of 74 insects.

  • 26 October, 2015: The InsectBase was accepted by Nucleic Acids Research 2016 Database Issue.
  • 1 to 24 September, 2015: The InsectBase is under reconstruction.
  • 15 August, 2015: the first official release of the InsectBase.
  • 8 July, 2015: Group seminar on InsectBase.
  • May, 2014: Starting the InsectBase project.


  • Yin C, Shen G, Guo D, et al. InsectBase: a resource for insect genomes and transcriptomes. Nucleic acids research, 2016, 44(D1): D801-D807.[PDF]

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We are happy to announce that female genome of a crucial pome fruit pest, codling moth (Cydia pomonella, Tortricidae) was sequenced and assembled by Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Genomics Consortium, China. The consortium developed 400x Illumina and 45x PacBio sequence and combined them into an assembly consisting of about 4000 scaffolds with an N50 of 598 kbp. The assembly was annotated and official gene set is available. If you are interested in the data or collaboration, please contact Professor Fanhao Wan (wanfanghao@caas.cn) and Prof. Fei Li (lifei18@zju.edu.cn).

IAS Genomics Consortium

The distribution of 138 insect genomes