Behind the Scenes of an Ant Genome Project

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Behind the Scenes of an Ant Genome Project
Journal
Formosan Entomologist
Author(s)
Wurm Y.
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Issued date
2011
Volume
31
Number
2
Pages
149-156
Language
english
Abstract
Dramatic improvements in DNA sequencing technologies have led to amore than 1,000-fold reduction in sequencing costs over the past five years.Genome-wide research approaches can thus now be applied beyond medicallyrelevant questions to examine the molecular-genetic basis of behavior,development and unique life histories in almost any organism. A first step foran emerging model organism is usually establishing a reference genomesequence. I offer insight gained from the fire ant genome project. First, I detailhow the project came to be and how sequencing, assembly and annotationstrategies were chosen. Subsequently, I describe some of the issues linked toworking with data from recently sequenced genomes. Finally, I discuss anapproach undertaken in a follow-up project based on the fire ant genomesequence.
Keywords
genome assembly, how-to, genome annotation, fire ant, Solenopsis invicta
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