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Sequencing The Midge Genome

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Researchers at the Institute for Animal Health (IAH) have been awarded £680,000 by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to sequence and study the genome of the Culicoides biting midge.

There are over 1500 species of Culicoides and they can spread a number of serious viral diseases; midges are suspected of introducing Schmallenberg virus to …

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