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Varroa jacobsoni


The ectoparasitic mite Varroa jacobsoni, of the mite order Mesostigmata, is an obligate parasite of immature and adult bees. V. jacobsoni originated in Asia as a pest of the Asian honey bee (Apis cerana), but has spread almost worldwide. A recent host switch to the domesticated Western honey bee (Apis mellifera) may represent an additional threat to beekeeping. Genomic and transcriptomic data from V. jacobsoni and its sister species Varroa destructor, which also switched hosts, will allow for a comparative approach to understanding the mechanisms underlying host switches.

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Assembly Information

Analysis Name
Varroa jacobsoni genome assembly vjacob_1.0 (GCF_002532875.1)
Newbler (2.6)
BioSample SAMN07256664
Date performed
Materials & Methods

Data description: 

  • Sequencing platform and version: Illumina HiSeq 2500 
  • Geo location: EHP-Henganofi Border, Papua New Guinea
  • Tissues/Life stages included: Whole mite, reproductive adult male
  • Sex: male
  • Strain: VJ856
  • Other notes: Collected 30/05/2008, on Apis mellifera
  • Data source URL:

Assembly Metrics

Contig N50
Scaffold N50
GC Content

Data Files

NameLast modifiedSize
folder-parentParent Directory
folderCurrent Genome Assembly2019-09-09 17:54
foldervjacob_1.02019-09-09 17:54