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Table 1 Comparison between Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus mitotic chromosomes

From: Improved reference genome of the arboviral vector Aedes albopictus

Chromosome length/proportions Ae. albopictus Ae. aegypti
Chromosome 1
 Average length, μm 8 7.1
 Relative length (%; P value*) 26.8; P < 0.0001 28.4
 Centromeric index (%; P value) 46.7; P = 0.0044 46.9
Chromosome 2
 Average length, μm 11.7 9.5
 Relative length (%; P value) 39.1; P < 0.0001 38
 Centromeric index (%; P value) 46.9; P = 0.0051 48.6
Chromosome 3
 Average length, μm 10.2 8.4
 Relative length (%; P value) 34.1; P < 0.0001 33.6
 Centromeric index (%; P value) 47.2; P = 0.0079 47.4
  1. *P value indicates significant difference in relative length and centromeric index between Ae. albopictus and Ae. aegypti chromosomes