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Data released on September 01, 2014

Macrotermes natalensis genome assembly data.

Boomsma, J, J; Hu, H; Li, C; Poulsen, M; Zhang, G (2014): Macrotermes natalensis genome assembly data. GigaScience Database. RIS BibTeX Text

Background:Macrotermes natalensis belong to a single monophyletic sub-family, the Macrotermitinae. They realized a major evolutionary transition ca. 30 MYA, when they domesticated the ancestor of the extant fungal genus Termitomyces to form an obligate symbiosis.
Sampling: Macrotermes natalensis colony (Mn117) was collected from a natural population in Mookgophong , South Africa (S24°40’30.5” E28°47’50.4”, elevation 1045 m) in 2011. The DNA of a single Macrotermes natalensis queen was extracted for sequencing.
Finding: The final termite genome assembly yielded a size of 1.17Gb sequence, with a scaffold N50 of about 2Mb. 16,310 genes were annotated with the help of termite transcriptome data.

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doi:10.5524/100057 IsPartOf doi:10.5524/100055
doi:10.5524/100057 IsSupplementedBy doi:10.5524/100056
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SRA: SRP019918

Genomic, Transcriptomic

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Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
SAMN01990761315803Macrotermes natalensis Macrotermes natalensis Altitude:1045
Description:termite genome
Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):So...
SAMN01990762315803Macrotermes natalensis Macrotermes natalensis Altitude:1045
Description:termite genome
Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):So...
SAMN01990763315803Macrotermes natalensis Macrotermes natalensis Altitude:1045
Description:termite transcriptome
Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):So...
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SAMPLE:SAMN01990761, SAMPLE:SAMN01990762Sequence assemblyFASTA303.28 MB2013-07-15
SAMPLE:SAMN01990761, SAMPLE:SAMN01990762, SAMPLE:SAMN01990763Coding sequenceFASTA17.29 MB2013-07-15
SAMPLE:SAMN01990761, SAMPLE:SAMN01990762, SAMPLE:SAMN01990763AnnotationGFF6.49 MB2013-07-15
SAMPLE:SAMN01990761, SAMPLE:SAMN01990762, SAMPLE:SAMN01990763Protein sequenceFASTA6.4 MB2013-07-15
ReadmeTEXT0.29 KB2013-07-15
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