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Aethina tumida


The small hive beetle is a widespread parasite of honey bee colonies. Originally from southern Africa, this beetle has followed honey bees to several continents and is a nuisance pest throughout much of its introduced range. Genomic and transcriptomic data can lead to basic insights into beetle biology, and to potential methods of control for this parasite.
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Assembly Information

Analysis Name
Aethina tumida genome assembly Atum_1.0 (GCF_001937115.1)
Sparse assembler (ILLUMINA reads) followed by SPARC (error-corrected PacBio reads)
Date performed
Materials & Methods

Data source:
Geo location: USA, Beltsville, MD, 39.0391019,-76.8815947
Tissues/Life stage included: larvae
Sex: Pooled
Strain: BRL

Assembly methods:
1,173,425,522 Illumina DNA reads (100 base-pairs per read, >500x) and 1,235,055 PacBio reads (average read length = 6795 base-pairs, > 50x) used in a hybrid assembly; Sparse assembler (ILLUMINA reads) followed by SPARC (error-corrected PacBio reads).

Assembly Metrics

Contig N50
Scaffold N50
GC Content

Data Files

NameLast modifiedSize
folder-parentParent Directory
folderCurrent Genome Assembly2017-03-24 18:51
folderGCF_001937115.12017-03-24 18:51