Genome data from the leaf-cutting ant (Acromyrmex echinatior).

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on November 12, 2011

Boomsma JJ; Grimmelikhuijzen CJP; Hauser F; Hu H; Ji L; Krogh A; Li C; Nygaard S; Pan H; Qiu F; Rasmussen M; Schiøtt M; Wang J; Wurm Y; Zhang G; Zhou J (2011): Genome data from the leaf-cutting ant (Acromyrmex echinatior). GigaScience. http://dx.doi.org/10.5524/100011

DOI10.5524/100011

Here is presented high-quality (>100x depth) Illumina genome sequence of the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior, a model species for symbiosis and reproductive conflict studies. They make a particularly good model as after humans, leaf-cutting ants form the largest and most complex animal societies on Earth. Part of the subfamily Myrmicinae, this particular species is found in the wild from Mexico to Panama and subsists mostly on a particular fungus of the genus Leucocoprinus, which it cultivates on a medium of masticated leaf tissue. With an estimated total size of 313 Mb, the genome is 28% made up of repeat sequences and has a GC content of 34%.

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Nygaard, S., Zhang, G., Schiøtt, M., Li, C., Wurm, Y., Hu, H., … Boomsma, J. J. (2011). The genome of the leaf-cutting antAcromyrmex echinatiorsuggests key adaptations to advanced social life and fungus farming. Genome Research, 21(8), 1339–1348. doi:10.1101/gr.121392.111 (PubMed: 21719571)

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doi:10.5524/100011 IsCitedBy doi:10.5524/100211

Accessions (data not in GigaDB):

ENA: ERP000666





Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
ERS032727103372Leafcutter antPanamanian leafcutter antAcromyrmex echinatior Description:Genome DNA sample for 500bp and 800bp ...
Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Pa...
Sex:1 male
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
SAMPLE:ERS032727Sequence assemblyFASTA89.6 MB2011-11-12
SAMPLE:ERS032727Coding sequenceFASTA21.34 MB2011-11-12
SAMPLE:ERS032727AnnotationGFF6.07 MB2011-11-12
SAMPLE:ERS032727Protein sequenceFASTA8.16 MB2011-11-12
SAMPLE:ERS032727ReadmeTEXT0.36 KB2011-11-12
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