Aethina tumida

Overview
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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Image Credit: James D. Ellis, University of Florida. View Source. CC-BY-3.0-US
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Feature Summary
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Contig N50
NA
Scaffold N50
298879
Number Of Genes
15858
Community Contact
Community Contact: 
Jay D Evans|jay.evans@ars.usda.gov
Image Credit
James D. Ellis, University of Florida. <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aethina_tumida_5025048.jpg">View Source.</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/">CC-BY-3.0-US</a>

Assembly Information

Analysis Name Aethina tumida genome assembly Atum_1.0 (GCF_001937115.1)
Software Sparse assembler (ILLUMINA reads) followed by SPARC (error-corrected PacBio reads)
Source SAMN06036204
Date performed 2017-01-05
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).

Statistics

Assembly Metrics
Contig N50 NA
Scaffold N50 298879
GC Content 30.55
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