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Table 2 BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES OF GENES REPRESENTED IN LIBRARIES*

From: Differential gene expression in abdomens of the malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, after sugar feeding, blood feeding and Plasmodium berghei infection

  Total S Total RB Total IRB
Metabolism    
Simple/Complex Carbohydrate Metabolism and Transport 21 (28)† 15 (17) 13 (15)
Oxidative Phosphorylation 41 (64) 38 (61) 30 (69)
Lysosomal Enzymatic Digestion 1 (2) 0 4 (4)
Protein Digestion 13 (63) 7 (49) 11 (63)
Protein Modification, Metabolism, Transport and Localization 42 (54) 38 (49) 39 (63)
Amino Acid and Derivative Metabolism and Transport 10 (13) 6 (10) 16 (20)
Nucleobase/Nucleoside/Nucleotide/Nucleic acid Metabolism and Transport 9 (21) 10 (12) 13 (19)
Fatty Acid/Lipid Metabolism and Transport 9 (11) 8 (8) 5 (6)
Vitamin/Vitamin Derivative/Cofactor Metabolism and Transport 2 (3) 2 (3) 2 (2)
Xenobiotic Metabolism and Transport 5 (5) 7 (8) 5 (6)
Pigment Synthesis and Transport 1 (1) 2 (2) 4 (5)
Other 3 (4) 6 (6) 3 (3)
Total 157 (269) 139 (225) 145 (275)
Transport    
Ion Transport 10 (11) 14 (16) 12 (14)
Receptor-mediated Endocytosis 7 (10) 4 (4) 6 (11)
Total 17 (21) 18 (20) 18 (25)
Protein Synthesis    
Transcription and mRNA Processing 17 (23) 19 (20) 19 (21)
Translation 108 (436) 97 (325) 115 (482)
Protein Folding 14 (24) 19 (21) 10 (13)
Total 139 (483) 135 (366) 144 (516)
Cellular Processes    
Cell Cycle 14 (17) 10 (13) 6 (11)
Cellular Proliferation 4 (4) 2 (2) 3 (3)
Chromatin Assembly/Disassembly 4 (6) 5 (7) 5 (10)
Apoptosis 2 (2) 2 (2) 5 (7)
Senescence 2 (3) 0 1 (2)
Viral Life Cycle 1 (1) 1 (1) 0
Total 27 (33) 20(25) 20 (33)
Egg Production    
Vitellogenesis/Oogenesis/Embryogenesis 29 (33) 24 (40) 27 (60)
Melanization 0 1 (1) 0
Total 29 (33) 25 (41) 27 (60)
Cellular Communication    
Signal Transduction 11 (14) 5 (7) 6 (12)
Cell-cell Signaling 4 (7) 4 (4) 2 (3)
Total 15 (21) 9 (11) 8 (15)
Intra-/Extra-cellular Architecture Maintenance    
Structural 8 (35) 11 (24) 6 (30)
Muscle-related 6 (6) 4 (5) 7 (8)
Cell Adhesion 3 (3) 3 (3) 1 (1)
Cytoskeleton Organization and Biogenesis 4 (6) 12 (17) 12 (18)
Total 21 (50) 30 (49) 26 (57)
Response to Stress/External Stimulus    
Response to Oxidative Stress 7 (9) 8 (11) 14 (29)
Immune/Defense Response 11 (29) 9 (15) 14 (20)
Chemosensory Perception 3 (3) 1 (1) 1 (1)
Total 21 (41) 18 (27) 29 (50)
Unknown    
Total 573 (776) 326 (415) 430 (663)
  1. *This analysis does not take into account that some genes are represented in more than 1 library or that more than one biological process may have been ascribed to particular genes.
  2. †Number of Contigs containing one or more ESTs (total ESTs/genes).