Halyomorpha halys


New pest spreading from Mid-Atlantic region, no natural predators in North America, and limited pesticide options, highly destructive to fruit/vegetable crops and a nuisance within residences.

Only three published papers in Pubmed, dating from 2007. Genetic sequence would help with rational pesticide design (if it is done like what is done for rational drug design). The public is highly fed up with this insect (it is catching up with bed bugs) and would welcome research into stopping this. Genetic material should be easily obtained.

Data were generated by the Baylor College of Medicine's i5k pilot project.

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Image Credit: David R. Lance, USDA APHIS PPQ. CCBY license. View Source.

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Contig N50
Scaffold N50
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Assembly Information

Analysis Name Whole genome assembly of Halyomorpha halys
Software Baylor College of Medicine genome assembly pipeline (NA)
Source Hhal.scaffolds.fa
Date performed 2014-10-07
Materials & Methods

Sequence generation for assembly. For this project we are generating fairly high coverage in a number of different insert sized libraries. The assembly strategy is based around a seed allpaths assembly (the Broad Allpaths assembler) followed by seed assembly improvement using homegrown tools, Atlas-link and Atlas-GapFill, which can significantly improve the results. Thus we generate sequence data to enable the Allpaths assembly. As of Nov 2011 this is: - 40X genome coverage in 180bp insert library (100bp reads forward and reverse); and 40X 3kb insert data. To enable better scaffolding and local gap filling we additionally generate 500bp, 1kb, 2kb, and 8kb insert sizes at > 20X coverage.

Source: Baylor College of Medicine i5K Project Summary


Assembly Metrics
Contig N50 17714
Scaffold N50 802423
GC Content 31.12