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Apis dorsata (Giant honeybee) (Apis_dorsata_1.3)

Apis dorsata (Giant honeybee) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Apis dorsata

Apis dorsata, the giant honey bee, is a honey bee of South and Southeast Asia, found mainly in forested areas such as the Terai of Nepal. They are typically around 17–20 mm (0.7–0.8 in) long. Nests are mainly built in exposed places far off the ground, like on tree limbs, under cliff overhangs, and sometimes on buildings. These social bees are known for their aggressive defense strategies and vicious behavior when disturbed. Though not domesticating it, indigenous peoples have traditionally used this species as a source of honey and beeswax, a practice known as honey hunting.

Picture credit: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons (Image source) Taxonomy ID 7462

(Text from Wikipedia.)

More information General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia


The assembly presented here has been imported from INSDC and is linked to the assembly accession [GCA_000469605.1].

The total length of the assembly is 230340171 bp contained within 4040 scaffolds. The scaffold N50 value is 732052, the scaffold L50 value is 87. Assembly gaps span 11166787 bp. The GC% content of the assembly is 32.0%.


Ensembl Metazoa displaying genes imported from NCBI RefSeq annotation release v101. Small RNA features, protein features, BLAST hits and cross-references have been computed by Ensembl Metazoa.



AssemblyApis_dorsata_1.3, INSDC Assembly GCA_000469605.1,
Database version112.1
Golden Path Length230,340,171
Genebuild byNCBI
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceCold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Gene counts

Coding genes10,049
Non coding genes2,127
Small non coding genes191
Long non coding genes1,936
Gene transcripts23,355