Bombus impatiens


Bombus impatiens , 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.


Please cite the following publication(s) when using this dataset: Sadd, Ben M., et al. "The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization." Genome biology 16.1 (2015): 76. doi:10.1186/s13059-015-0623-3

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Contig N50
Scaffold N50
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Assembly Information

Analysis Name Bombus impatiens genome assembly BIMP_2.1 (GCF_000188095.2)
Software SOAPdenovo (v. 1.05)
Source BioSample SAMN02953787
Date performed 2011-09-22
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.


Assembly Metrics
Contig N50 NA
Scaffold N50 1,399,493
GC Content 38.09