Supporting data for "Draft genome of the honey bee ectoparasitic mite, Tropilaelaps mercedesae, is shaped by the parasitic life history"

Dataset type: Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomic
Data released on December 23, 2016

Dong X; Armstrong SD; Xia D; Makepeace BL; Darby AC; Kadowaki T (2016): Supporting data for "Draft genome of the honey bee ectoparasitic mite, Tropilaelaps mercedesae, is shaped by the parasitic life history" GigaScience Database. http://dx.doi.org/10.5524/100266

DOI10.5524/100266

The number of managed honey bee colonies has considerably decreased in many developed countries in recent years and ectoparasitic mites are considered as major threats to honey bee colonies and health. However, their general biology remains poorly understood. We sequenced the genome of Tropilaelaps mercedesae, the prevalent ectoparasitic mite infesting honey bees in Asia and predicted 15,190 protein-coding genes which were well supported by the mite transcriptomes and proteomic data. Although amino acid substitutions have been accelerated within the conserved core genes of two mites, T. mercedesae and Metaseiulus occidentalis, T. mercedesae has undergone the least gene family expansion and contraction between the seven arthropods we tested. The number of sensory system genes has been dramatically reduced but T. mercedesae contains all gene sets required to detoxify xenobiotics. T. mercedesae is closely associated with a symbiotic bacterium (Rickettsiella grylli-like) and DWV, the most prevalent honey bee virus. T. mercedesae has a very specialized life history and habitat as the ectoparasitic mite strictly depends on the honey bee inside a stable colony. Thus, comparison of the genome and transcriptome sequences with those of a tick and free-living mites has revealed the specific features of the genome shaped by interaction with the honey bee and colony environment. Genome and transcriptome sequences of T. mercedesae, as well as Varroa destructor (another globally prevalent ectoparasitic mite of honey bee), not only provide insights into the mite biology, but may also help to develop measures to control the most serious pests of the honey bee.

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Read the peer-reviewed publication(s):

Dong, X., Armstrong, S. D., Xia, D., Makepeace, B. L., Darby, A. C., & Kadowaki, T. (2017). Draft genome of the honey bee ectoparasitic mite, Tropilaelaps mercedesae, is shaped by the parasitic life history. GigaScience, 6(3). doi:10.1093/gigascience/gix008

Accessions (data included in GigaDB):

BioProject: PRJNA343868
PRIDE: PXD004997





Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Adult_female418985Tropilaelaps mercedesaeTropilaelaps mercedesae Description:One adult female Tropilaelaps mercedes...
Alternative names:Tm_wuxi_female_1
Alternative accession-BioSample:SAMN06143186
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Adult_females418985Tropilaelaps mercedesaeTropilaelaps mercedesae Description:One adult female Tropilaelaps mercedes...
Alternative names:Tm_wuxi_female_2
Alternative accession-ProteomeXchange:PXD004997
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Adult_females_#1418985Tropilaelaps mercedesaeTropilaelaps mercedesae Description:20-30 female Tropilaelaps mercedesaes ...
Alternative names:Tm_wuxi_female_pooled_1
Alternative accession-BioSample:SAMN06143218
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Adult_females_#2418985Tropilaelaps mercedesaeTropilaelaps mercedesae Description:20-30 female Tropilaelaps mercedesaes ...
Alternative names:Tm_wuxi_female_pooled_2
Alternative accession-BioSample:SAMN06143218
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Adult_male418985Tropilaelaps mercedesaeTropilaelaps mercedesae Description:One adult male Tropilaelaps mercedesae...
Alternative names:Tm_wuxi_male_1
Alternative accession-BioSample:SAMN06143185
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Adult_males418985Tropilaelaps mercedesaeTropilaelaps mercedesae Description:One adult male Tropilaelaps mercedesae...
Alternative names:Tm_wuxi_male_2
Alternative accession-ProteomeXchange:PXD004997
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Adult_males_#1418985Tropilaelaps mercedesaeTropilaelaps mercedesae Description:20-30 male Tropilaelaps mercedesaes we...
Alternative names:Tm_wuxi_male_pooled_1
Alternative accession-BioSample:SAMN06143193
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Adult_males_#2418985Tropilaelaps mercedesaeTropilaelaps mercedesae Description:20-30 male Tropilaelaps mercedesaes we...
Alternative names:Tm_wuxi_male_pooled_2
Alternative accession-BioSample:SAMN06143193
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Nymphs_#1418985Tropilaelaps mercedesaeTropilaelaps mercedesae Description:20-30 nymph Tropilaelaps mercedesaes w...
Alternative names:Tm_wuxi_nymph_pooled_1
Alternative accession-BioSample:SAMN06143219
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Nymphs_#2418985Tropilaelaps mercedesaeTropilaelaps mercedesae Description:20-30 nymph Tropilaelaps mercedesaes w...
Alternative names:Tm_wuxi_nymph_pooled_2
Alternative accession-BioSample:SAMN06143219
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Displaying 1-10 of 10 Sample(s).




File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Adult_maleAlignmentsFASTA117.21 KB2016-12-15
Adult_maleprotein sequenceFASTA164.09 KB2016-12-15
Adult_malePhylogenetic treeNewick6.9 KB2016-12-15
Adult_females_#1transcriptome sequenceFASTA51.62 MB2016-12-15
Adult_females_#1transcriptome sequenceFASTQ708.98 MB2016-12-15
Adult_females_#1transcriptome sequenceFASTQ0 KB2016-12-15
Adult_females_#1transcriptome sequenceFASTQ652.67 MB2016-12-15
Adult_females_#1transcriptome sequenceFASTQ680.68 MB2016-12-15
Adult_females_#2transcriptome sequenceFASTQ1.66 GB2016-12-15
Adult_females_#2transcriptome sequenceFASTQ1.84 GB2016-12-15
Displaying 1-10 of 73 File(s).
Funding body Awardee Award ID Comments
Suzhou City Government SYN201213 Tatsuhiko Kadowaki
Suzhou Industrial Park Government No award number Tatsuhiko Kadowaki
Date Action
December 23, 2016 Dataset publish
March 6, 2017 Manuscript Link added : 10.1093/gigascience/gix008