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Ag3.2: Anopheles gambiae data resource

Released on 17 Nov 2023.


The MalariaGEN Vector Observatory Anopheles gambiae data resource version 3.2 (Ag3.2) contains single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) calls, copy number variant (CNV) calls and SNP haplotypes from whole-genome sequencing of mosquitoes collected in Benin (232 samples), Côte d’Ivoire (38 samples), Ghana (666 samples), Mali (23 samples) and Togo (179 samples) from 2013 to 2018. Ag3.2 contains 1138 whole genome sequences from the An. coluzzii and An. gambiae species.

Data sets

Ag3.2 Contributing Studies

1177 – Aestivation and migration of An. coluzzii, An. gambiae, and An. arabiensis in the Malian Sahel

1237/1244/1245/1253 – Genomics for African Anopheles Resistance Diagnostics/GAARDian

Ag3.2 Sample Locations

Mosquitoes were collected from across five West African countries – Benin (2 locations), Côte d’Ivoire (1 location), Ghana (3 locations), Mali (3 locations) and Togo (1 location).

Ag3.2 samples locations

Ag3.2 Terms of Use

Data from this project will be made publicly available before journal publication. Unless otherwise stated, analyses of project data are ongoing and publications are in preparation by project partners, and it is not permitted to use project data for publication (including any type of communication with the general public) without prior permission from the originating partner studies.

Although malaria is generally an endemic rather than an epidemic disease, and the focus of this project is on surveillance of disease vectors rather than pathogens, our data terms of use build on MalariaGEN’s approach to data sharing, and adopt norms which have been established for rapid sharing of pathogen genomic data during disease outbreaks. The primary rationale for this approach is that malaria remains a public health emergency, where ethically appropriate and rapid sharing of genomic surveillance data can help to detect and respond to biological threats such as new forms of insecticide resistance, and to adapt malaria vector control strategies to different settings and changing circumstances.

If you have any questions regarding these terms of use, please contact

Ag3.2 Data Access

Please visit the release page on the vector data guide to find out more about how to access the data.