Genome data from the Florida carpenter ant (Camponotus floridanus).
Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on November 12, 2011
Here we present the sequenced genome of the Florida carpenter ant (Camponotus floridanus), a species with an organized caste society. As an eusocial species, its genome offers interesting insights into aging, epigenetics and animal behavior. The Illumina Genome Analyzer platform was used to sequence a genomic library of the Florida carpenter ant, obtaining more than 100-fold coverage. The draft genomic assembly reached a scaffold N50 size of ~600 Kb and covers more than 90% of the approximately 240 Mb genome.
Read the peer-reviewed publication(s):
Bonasio, R., Zhang, G., Ye, C., Mutti, N. S., Fang, X., Qin, N., … Liebig, J. (2010). Genomic Comparison of the Ants Camponotus floridanus and Harpegnathos saltator. Science, 329(5995), 1068–1071. doi:10.1126/science.1192428