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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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Announcement: New Website Version is Live!

We are excited to announce that our website has been updated to a new version!

Website: The updated website is now live and accessible at http://v2.insect-genome.com/.

Insect Species: We are now housing information on over 1438 insect species, making us one of the most comprehensive resources online for insect species information.

The distribution of 138 insect genomes