Heliothis virescens

Overview

Heliothis virescens, is a polyphagous Lepidopteran species found throughout North, Central, and South America. It is commonly known as the tobacco budworm and develops on tobacco, as well as cotton, soybeans, and garbanzo beans in its larval stages. Historical pressure by Heliothis virescens, a difficult to manage pest due to its ability to adapt to insecticides, has shaped current cotton cultivation practices in the southern United States. Today, much of the cotton grown in the United States is genetically modified to express Bt toxins, in part due to the efficacy of these toxins against Heliothis virescens. The genome assembly of Heliothis virescens was produced as part of a USDA-funded project to determine how Lepidopteran pests adapt to the widespread distribution of Bt-expressing corn and cotton in the landscape.

Please cite the following publication when using this dataset:

Fritz, M. L., DeYonke, A. M., Papanicolaou, A., Micinski, S., Westbrook, J. and Gould, F., Contemporary evolution of a Lepidopteran species, Heliothis virescens, in response to modern agricultural practices. Mol Ecol. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/mec.14430

Community contact:

Image Credit: Tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens) by Joseph Berger is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Organism Image
Feature Summary
The following features are currently present for this organism
Feature TypeCount
There are no feature counts to report. If you have loaded features for this organism then re-populate the organism_feature_count materialized view.
Contig N50
NA
Scaffold N50
102124
Number Of Genes
15084
Community Contact
Community Contact: 
Megan Fritz|mfritz13@umd.edu
Image Credit
Tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens) by Joseph Berger is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/">Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License</a>.</p>

Assembly Information

Analysis Name Heliothis virescens genome assembly K63_refined_pacbio 1 GCA_002382865.1
Software PBJelly v. 2016; manual curation v. 2016; SOAPdenovo v. 2.04 (NA)
Source SAMN06820520
Date performed 2017-09-27
Materials & Methods Fritz, M. L., DeYonke, A. M., Papanicolaou, A., Micinski, S., Westbrook, J. and Gould, F., Contemporary evolution of a Lepidopteran species, Heliothis virescens, in response to modern agricultural practices. Mol Ecol. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/mec.14430

Statistics

Assembly Metrics
Contig N50 NA
Scaffold N50 102124
GC Content 36.69