Turnip Sawfly Genome Project

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Turnip sawfly (Athalia rosae)

Contact: Masatsugu Hatakeyama

Researchers involved: 20
Size (or size of nearest relative): 280 MBp

Keywords (and why important): Evolutionary branching, (agriculture, model organism).

No genome information of primitive hymenoptera (Symphyta, sawfly) is available vs higher suborder (Apocrita, Apis, Nasonia etc.). This species is a hymenopteran model maintained in laboratory through year.

Tools such that transgenesis, systemic RNAi, artificial egg activation, artificial fertilization by cryopreserved sperm injection, etc. are established.

DNA from a single haploid male (10-15 icrogram/male) and from haploid offspring from a single mother (30-50 males) are available anytime.

Genomic Resources

For the most current version of the assembly, please use 'NCBI BioProject' (find link below). If the assembly is unavailable in the BioProject page (it is still being worked on), you can look under the 'BCM-HGSC data' (find link below) for intermediate versions of the assembly.

Web Apollo: A web-based sequence annotation editor for community annotation

For information about Web Apollo, please contact Monica Poelchau.

Additional Resources

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