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Orussus abietinus


Representative of the wasp (Hymenoptera) family Orussidae: the parasitic wood wasp Orussus abietinus parasitizes wood-boring beetle larvae and exhibits numerous remarkable characteristics, such as an ovipositor that internally loops through the abdomen and thorax and eggs longer than the body size of the adult female. What makes parasitic wood wasps even more interesting, however, is the fact that they are the only lineage of parasitic wasps that primarily do not possess a wasp waist. In fact, orussids are thought to be the sister lineage of the tremendously successful and species rich Apocrita. The latter include all primarily parasitic wasps with wasp waist and all ants and bees. Orussids are critical for understanding the evolution of a parasitoid life history and the associated adaptations at the genomic level.

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Assembly Information

Analysis Name
Orussus abietinus genome assembly Oabi_2.0 (GCF_000612105.2)
AllPaths v. 35218; ATLAS-link v. 1.0; ATLAS-gapfill v. 2.2; redundans v. 0.12c
BioSample SAMN02225314
Date performed
Materials & Methods

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Assembly Metrics

Contig N50
Scaffold N50
GC Content

Data Files

NameLast modifiedSize
folder-parentParent Directory
folderBCM-After-Atlas2015-03-19 13:42
folderCurrent Genome Assembly2015-03-19 13:42
folderOabi_2.02018-10-02 10:45