Species abbreviations

As described in “How is vector name assigned?”, species abbreviations are incorporated into official names assigned to ORFs retrieved from VectorBuilder’s gene-based ORF database. These abbreviations are listed in the table below.

Popular species
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Human Homo sapiens 9606 h
Mouse Mus musculus 10090 m
Rat Rattus norvegicus 10116 r
Mammals
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Alpaca Vicugna pacos 30538 vpa_
Armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus 9361 dno_
Bushbaby Otolemur garnettii 30611 oga_
Cat Felis catus 9685 ct
Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes 9598 ch
Cow Bos taurus 9913 cw
Dog Canis lupus familiaris 9615 dg
Dolphin Tursiops truncatus 9739 ttr_
Elephant Loxodonta africana 9785 laf_
Ferret Mustela putorius furo 9669 mpu_
Gibbon Nomascus leucogenys 61853 gi
Gorilla Gorilla gorilla gorilla 9595 go
Guinea pig Cavia porcellus 10141 cpo_
Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus 9365 eeu_
Horse Equus caballus 9796 ho
Hyrax Procavia capensis 9813 pca_
Kangaroo rat Dipodomys ordii 10020 dor_
Lesser hedgehog tenrec Echinops telfairi 9371 ete_
Macaque Macaca mulatta 9544 ma
Marmoset Callithrix jacchus 9483 cja_
Megabat Pteropus vampyrus 132908 pva_
Microbat Myotis lucifugus 59463 mlu_
Mouse lemur Microcebus murinus 30608 mmu_
Olive baboon Papio anubis 9555 pan_
Opossum Monodelphis domestica 13616 mdo_
Orangutan Pongo abelii 9601 or
Panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca 9646 pd
Pig Sus scrofa 9823 pg
Pika Ochotona princeps 9978 opr_
Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus 9986 ra
Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus 9258 oan_
Sheep Ovis aries 9940 sh
Shrew Sorex araneus 42254 sar_
Sloth Choloepus hoffmanni 9358 cho_
Squirrel Ictidomys tridecemlineatus 43179 sq
Tasmanian devil Sarcophilus harrisii 9305 sha_
Tree shrew Tupaia belangeri 37347 tbe_
Vervet Chlorocebus sabaeus 60711 ve
Wallaby Macropus eugenii 9315 meu_
Birds
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Chicken Gallus gallus 9031 gga_
Duck Anas platyrhynchos 8839 apl_
Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis 59894 fal_
Turkey Meleagris gallopavo 9103 mga_
Zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata 59729 tgu_
Reptiles
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Anole lizard Anolis carolinensis 28377 aca_
Chinese softshell turtle Pelodiscus sinensis 13735 psi_
Amazon molly Poecilia formosa 48698 pfo_
Amphibians
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Western clawed frog Xenopus tropicalis 8364 xtr_
Fish
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Cave fish Astyanax mexicanus 7994 ame_
Cod Gadus morhua 8049 gmo_
Coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae 7897 lch_
Fugu Takifugu rubripes 31033 tru_
Lamprey Petromyzon marinus 7757 pma_
Medaka Oryzias latipes 8090 ola_
Platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus 8083 xma_
Spotted gar Lepisosteus oculatus 7918 loc_
Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus 69293 gac_
Tetraodon Tetraodon nigroviridis 99883 tni_
Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus 8128 oni_
Zebrafish Danio rerio 7955 dre_
Tunicates
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Solitary sea squirt Ciona savignyi 51511 csa_
Vase tunicate Ciona intestinalis 7719 cin_
Insects
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster 7227 dme_

Plants
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Rice Oryza sativa 4530 osa_
Thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana 3702 ath_

Yeast
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae 4932 sce_
Fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe 4896 spo_

Bacteira
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Bacillus Bacillus subtilis 1423 bsu_
E. coli Escherichia coli 562 eco_