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Nicrophorus vespilloides

Resource Type
Common Name
Common Sexton Beetle

The burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides has been used as a model to understand the evolution of many complex social behaviors; such as, parental care, sibling-sibling conflict, parent-offspring conflict, mating conflict, and the genetic architecture of these behaviors. In recent years several laboratories have started to make N. vespilloides a molecular tractable organism. This page contains several genetic and genomic resources for N. vespilloides as well as curation tools to help the N. vespilloides research community coordinate efforts to improve these resources.

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Cunningham CB, Ji L, Wiberg RA, Shelton J, McKinney EC, Parker DJ, Meagher RB, Benowitz KM, Roy-Zokan EM, Ritchie MG, Brown SJ, Schmitz RJ, Moore AJ. The Genome and Methylome of a Beetle with Complex Social Behavior, Nicrophorus vespilloides (Coleoptera: Silphidae).. Genome biology and evolution. 2015 Oct 09; 7(12):3383-96.
Organism Image
NameProgramDate Constructed
NCBI Nicrophorus vespilloides Annotation Release 100NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation PipelineAug 24th, 2016
Nicrophorus vespilloides genome assembly Nicrophorus vespilloides1 (GCF_001412225.1)Platanus, PBJelly, StitchOct 23rd, 2015
Official Gene Set v1.0MAKERMar 13th, 2017
Functional annotation of NCBI Nicrophorus vespilloides Annotation Release 100AgBase functional annotation pipelineApr 22nd, 2022
Assembly Stats
Contig N50
Scaffold N50
GC Content
Other Information
Community Contact
Christopher B Cunningham|