Genome data from Jerdon’s jumping ant (Harpegnathos saltator).
Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on November 12, 2011
Presented here is the sequenced genome of Jerdon’s jumping ant (Harpegnathos saltator). The jumping ant has a distinct caste and social behavior system, and its genome offers interesting insights into epigenetics in aging and behavior. The Illumina Genome Analyzer platform was used to sequence a genomic library, obtaining more than 100-fold coverage of the estimated 330 Mb genome. The draft genomic assembly reached a scaffold N50 size of ~600 kb and covers more than 90% of the ant’s 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