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Euglossa dilemma

Summary

Resource Type
Organism
Genus
Euglossa
Species
dilemma
Common Name
Euglossa dilemma
Description

Bees provide indispensable pollination services and have become important models for the study of learning and memory, plant-insect interactions and social behavior. Here we describe the nuclear and mitochondrial genomes of the facultatively eusocial orchid bee Euglossa dilemma. Comparative analyses of the genome assembly to the honey bee genome revealed high conservation of gene synteny between the two species, despite an order of magnitude difference in genome size and 80 million years of divergence time. Our study provides valuable genomic resources for genetic analyses on the ecology, evolution, and conservation of orchid bees and the evolution of sociality in bees.

 

Publication
Brand P, Saleh N, Pan H, Li C, Kapheim KM, Ramírez SR. The Nuclear and Mitochondrial Genomes of the Facultatively Eusocial Orchid Bee Euglossa dilemma.. G3 (Bethesda, Md.). 2017 09 07; 7(9):2891-2898.
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Analysis

NameProgramDate Constructed
Euglossa dilemma genome assembly Edil_v1.0 (GCA_002201625.1/NIJG01)Allpaths-LGJun 20th, 2017
Euglossa dilemma annotations v1.0Augustus 3.2.2, exonerate v2.42.1, tblastn, SNAPJul 10th, 2017

Assembly Stats

Contig N50
NA
Scaffold N50
143590
GC Content
39.3

Other Information

Community Contact
Philipp Brand|pbrand@ucdavis.edu
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