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High-Quality Assemblies for Three Invasive Social Wasps from the Vespula Genus.

Thomas WR Harrop, Joseph Guhlin, Gemma M McLaughlin, Elizabeth Permina, Peter Stockwell, Josh Gilligan, Marissa F Le Lec, Monica AM Gruber, Oliver Quinn, Mackenzie Lovegrove, Elizabeth J Duncan, Emily J Remnant, Jens Van Eeckhoven, Brittany Graham, Rosemary A Knapp, Kyle W Langford, Zev Kronenberg, Maximilian O Press, Stephen M Eacker, Erin E Wilson-Rankin Show all

G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics | Genetics Society of America | Published : 2020


Social wasps of the genus Vespula have spread to nearly all landmasses worldwide and have become significant pests in their introduced ranges, affecting economies and biodiversity. Comprehensive genome assemblies and annotations for these species are required to develop the next generation of control strategies and monitor existing chemical control. We sequenced and annotated the genomes of the common wasp (Vespula vulgaris), German wasp (Vespula germanica), and the western yellowjacket (Vespula pensylvanica). Our chromosome-level Vespula assemblies each contain 176-179 Mb of total sequence assembled into 25 scaffolds, with 10-200 unanchored scaffolds, and 16,566-18,948 genes. We annotated g..

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