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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Image Credit: Copyright Oliver Niehuis
Organism Image
Feature Summary
The following features are currently present for this organism
Feature TypeCount
Contig N50
Scaffold N50
Number Of Genes
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Image Credit
Copyright Oliver Niehuis

Assembly Information

Analysis Name Orussus abietinus genome assembly Oabi_2.0 (GCF_000612105.2)
Software AllPaths v. 35218; ATLAS-link v. 1.0; ATLAS-gapfill v. 2.2; redundans v. 0.12c
Source BioSample SAMN02225314
Date performed 2017-12-15
Materials & Methods

See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/GCF_000612105.2 for more information. 


Assembly Metrics
Contig N50 NA
Scaffold N50 612083
GC Content 42.07