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Bactrocera cucurbitae


The melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae, originally from the Indo-Malayan region, is an important Tephritid agricultural pest with a broad host of fruit and vegetables of tropical and sub-tropical regions. It was the first tephritid species introduced in Hawaii. Damage to fruits and vegetables occur by female oviposition, subsequent larvae feeding and rotting due to the introgression of bacteria and fungus in the flesh. Adult flies are between 6 to 8 mm in length, with distinctive wing pattern.

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Image Credit: Scott Bauer, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, View source. CC-BY-NC Creative Commons License 3.0.

Assembly Information

Analysis Name
Bactrocera cucurbitae genome assembly Bcur_v1
Allpaths (49856)
Bactrocera cucurbitae strain USDA-PBARC White Pupae T1, whole genome shotgun sequencing project
Date performed
Materials & Methods
A short insert library was constructed from a single melon fly (USDA ID 2M2-2). A 3 kb mate-paired library was constructed from a single melon fly that is a full sibling of the first melon fly (USDA ID 2M1-4). An 8 kb mate-paired library was constructed from a pool of individuals from the T1 colony (T1 pool). Sequencing and DNA extractions were done separately for each library then the reads from the three libraries were pooled to generate the assembly.

Assembly Metrics

Contig N50
Scaffold N50
GC Content

Data Files

NameLast modifiedSize
folder-parentParent Directory
folderCurrent Genome Assembly2015-03-19 13:42
folderGCF_000806345.12015-03-19 13:42