, the common eastern bumble bee, is the most commonly encountered bumblebee across much of eastern North
America. They can be
found in the Eastern temperate forest region of the
eastern United States, southern Canada, and the eastern Great Plains.
Because of their great adaptability, they can live in country, suburbs, and even urban cities. This adaptability makes them a great pollinator species, leading to an increase in their commercial use by greenhouse industry. This increase consequently led to their farther spread outside
their previous distribution range.
They are considered one of the most important species of pollinator bees in North America.
Image Credit: Christopher Johnson. View Source. Public Domain .
The following features are currently present for this organism
Number Of Genes
Christopher Johnson. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/131104726@N02/22659635111/in/photolist-Awmy4Z">View Source.</a> Public Domain .
|Analysis Name||Bombus impatiens genome assembly BIMP_2.1 (GCF_000188095.2)|
|Software||SOAPdenovo (v. 1.05)|
|Materials & Methods||Details of the annotations are available from the following publication:
Social evolution. Genomic signatures of evolutionary transitions from solitary to group living. Science. 2015 Jun 5;348(6239):1139-43. doi: 10.1126/science.aaa4788. Epub 2015 May 14.