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Varroa jacobsoni

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The ectoparasitic mite Varroa jacobsoni, of the mite order Mesostigmata, is an obligate parasite of immature and adult bees. V. jacobsoni originated in Asia as a pest of the Asian honey bee (Apis cerana), but has spread almost worldwide. A recent host switch to the domesticated Western honey bee (Apis mellifera) may represent an additional threat to beekeeping. Genomic and transcriptomic data from V. jacobsoni and its sister species Varroa destructor, which also switched hosts, will allow for a comparative approach to understanding the mechanisms underlying host switches.

This dataset is not published - please follow Toronto/Ft. Lauderdale conditions of data re-use.

Techer MA, Rane RV, Grau ML, Roberts JMK, Sullivan ST, Liachko I, Childers AK, Evans JD, Mikheyev AS. Divergent evolutionary trajectories following speciation in two ectoparasitic honey bee mites.. Communications biology. 2019; 2:357.
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Maeva Techer, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
NameProgramDate Constructed
Varroa jacobsoni genome assembly vjacob_1.0 (GCF_002532875.1)NewblerOct 10th, 2017
NCBI Varroa jacobsoni Annotation Release 100NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation PipelineOct 17th, 2017
Functional annotation of NCBI Varroa jacobsoni Annotation Release 100AgBase functional annotation pipelineMay 2nd, 2022
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Contig N50
Scaffold N50
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