Bactrocera dorsalis


The oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) is an important agricultural pest in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific, impacting over 150 fruits and vegetables in tropic and sub tropic regions. In addition, B. dorsalis is established across the Hawaiian Islands and is a species of concern in the continental United States, with numerous interceptions and detections made annually, often triggering eradication efforts and quarantines. In addition to being an important pest species, B. dorsalis, as a member of the family Tephritidae, can serve as an important species for comparison to the well characterized drosophilid group, having diverged from Drosophila approximately 70 million years ago. B. dorsalis consists of a large species complex containing many economically important species. Recently, several important pest species (B. dorsalis, B. carambolae, B. papayae , B. invadens, and B. philippinensis) were synonomized to a single B. dorsalis. The genome presented here represents a B. dorsalis s.l. colony derived from the Puna region of the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Contig N50
Scaffold N50
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Assembly Information

Analysis Name Bactrocera dorsalis genome assembly Bdor_v1
Software Newbler (2.7)
Source Bactrocera dorsalis strain Punador, whole genome shotgun sequencing project
Date performed 2015-02-19
Materials & Methods Geographical location of specimen collection: USDA-ARS mass rearing colony, Hilo HI. Colony originated from Puna district, Hawaii County, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Tissues included: Whole pooled larvae
Sex: pooled
Strain: Punador
NCBI SRA accession #(s): SRX306445. SRX306441, SRX306440, SRX306438, SRX306436
Sequencing platform and version: 454 Titanium (Shotgun, 8 kb and 20kb libraries), Illumina GAIIx (2x100 PE, 3kb MP)
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Assembly Metrics
Contig N50 1206000
Scaffold N50 NA
GC Content 35.77