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
African clawed frog Xenopus laevis 8355 xla_
Zebrafish Danio rerio 7955 dre_
Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster 7227 dme_
N/A Caenorhabditis elegans 6239 cel_
Thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana 3702 ath_
Baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288c 559292 sce_
E. coli Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655 511145 eco_
Mammals
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Bonobo Pan paniscus 9597 bn
Cat Felis catus 9685 ct
Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes 9598 ch
Cow Bos taurus 9913 cw
Crab-eating macaque Macaca fascicularis 9541 cm
Dog Canis lupus familiaris 9615 dg
Gibbon Nomascus leucogenys 61853 gi
Goat Capra hircus 9925 gt
Guinea pig Cavia porcellus 10141 gp
Hamster Mesocricetus auratus 10036 ha
Horse Equus caballus 9796 ho
Human Homo sapiens 9606 h
Marmoset Callithrix jacchus 9483 cja_
Mouse Mus musculus 10090 m
Mouse lemur Microcebus murinus 30608 ml
Opossum Monodelphis domestica 13616 mdo_
Orangutan Pongo abelii 9601 or
Panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca 9646 pd
Pig Sus scrofa 9823 pg
Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus 9258 oan_
Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus 9986 ra
Rat Rattus norvegicus 10116 r
Rhesus macaque Macaca mulatta 9544 rm
Sheep Ovis aries 9940 sh
Western gorilla 9593 go
Birds
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Chicken Gallus gallus 9031 gga_
Zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata 59729 tgu_
Reptiles
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Anole lizard Anolis carolinensis 28377 aca_
Amphibians
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
African clawed frog Xenopus laevis 8355 xla_
Western clawed frog Xenopus tropicalis 8364 xtr_
Fish
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Cave fish Astyanax mexicanus 7994 ame_
Fugu Takifugu rubripes 31033 tru_
Medaka Oryzias latipes 8090 ola_
Mummichog Fundulus heteroclitus 8078 fhe_
Turquoise killifish Nothobranchius furzeri 105023 nfu_
Zebrafish Danio rerio 7955 dre_

Tunicates

Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Vase tunicate Ciona intestinalis 7719 cin_
Insects
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster 7227 dme_
Mosquito Anopheles gambiae str. PEST 180454 aga_
Silk worm Bombyx mori 7091 bmo_
Nematodes
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
N/A Caenorhabditis briggsae 6238 cbr_
N/A Caenorhabditis elegans 6239 cel_
Hydrozoa
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Fresh-water polyp Hydra vulgaris 6087 hvu_
Protozoa
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum AX4 352472 ddi_
N/A Plasmodium falciparum 3D7 36329 pfa_
N/A Tetrahymena thermophila SB210 312017 tth_
Plants
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Maize Zea mays 4577 zma_
Potato Solanum tuberosum 4113 stu_
Rice Oryza sativa 39947 osa_
Soybean Glycine max 3847 gma_
Spreading earthmoss Physcomitrella patens 3218 ppa_
Thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana 3702 ath_
Tobacco Nicotiana tabacum 4097 nta_
Tomato Solanum lycopersicum 4081 sly_
Wheat Triticum aestivum 4565 tae_
Algae
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
N/A Emiliania huxleyi CCMP1516 280463 ehu_
Green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii 3055 cre_

Fungi/yeast
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
Baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288c 559292 sce_
N/A Candida albicans SC5314 237561 cal_
Fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe 4896 spo_
N/A Neurospora crassa OR74A 367110 ncr_
Bacteira
Common name Scientific name Taxonomy ID VectorBuilder abbreviation
N/A Bacillus subtilis subsp. subtilis str. 168 224308 bsu_
N/A Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655 511145 eco_
N/A Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus ATCC 11842 = JCM 1002 390333 lde_
N/A Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii WSM2304 395492 rle_
N/A Streptococcus thermophilus JIM 8232 1051074 sth_
N/A Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) 100226 sco_