Campus Units

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Entomology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2-2018

Journal or Book Title

Current Opinion in Insect Science

Volume

25

First Page

65

Last Page

75

DOI

10.1016/j.cois.2017.11.008

Abstract

Hymenoptera is the second-most sequenced arthropod order, with 52 publically archived genomes (71 with ants, reviewed elsewhere), however these genomes do not capture the breadth of this very diverse order (Figure 1, Table 1). These sequenced genomes represent only 15 of the 97 extant families. Although at least 55 other genomes are in progress in an additional 11 families (see Table 2), stinging wasps represent 35 (67%) of the available and 42 (76%) of the in progress genomes. A more comprehensive catalog of hymenopteran genomes is needed for research into the evolutionary processes underlying the expansive diversity in terms of ecology, behavior, and physiological traits within this group. Additional sequencing is needed to generate an assembly for even 0.05% of the estimated 1 million hymenopteran species, and we recommend premier level assemblies for at least 0.1% of the >150,000 named species dispersed across the order. Given the haplodiploid sex determination in Hymenoptera, haploid male sequencing will help minimize genome assembly issues to enable higher quality genome assemblies.

Comments

This article is published as Branstetter, M., Childers, A.K., Cox-Foster, D., Hopper, K.R., Kapheim, K.M., Toth, A.L., Worley, K.C. 2017. Genomes of Hymenoptera. Current Opinion in Insect Science 25: 65-75. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2017.11.008.

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Language

en

File Format

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