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Euglossa dilemma

Overview

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.

If you use this dataset, please cite the following publication:
The Nuclear and Mitochondrial Genomes of the Facultatively Eusocial Orchid Bee Euglossa dilemma
Philipp Brand, Nicholas Saleh, Hailin Pan, Cai Li, Karen M. Kapheim and Santiago R. Ramírez
G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics Early online July 12, 2017; https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.117.043687

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Assembly Information

Analysis Name
Euglossa dilemma genome assembly Edil_v1.0 (GCA_002201625.1/NIJG01)
Software
Allpaths-LG (1.0)
Source
SAMN07177610
Date performed
2017-06-20
Materials & Methods
Allpaths-LG
For more information, or to cite, please see the following publication:
The Nuclear and Mitochondrial Genomes of the Facultatively Eusocial Orchid Bee Euglossa dilemma
Philipp Brand, Nicholas Saleh, Hailin Pan, Cai Li, Karen M. Kapheim and Santiago R. Ramírez
G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics Early online July 12, 2017; https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.117.043687

Assembly Metrics

Contig N50
NA
Scaffold N50
143590
GC Content
39.3

Data Files

NameLast modifiedSize
folder-parentParent Directory
folderCurrent Genome Assembly2017-08-11 16:11
folderNIJG012017-08-11 16:11