Bombus impatiens (BIMP_2.0)

Bombus impatiens Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Bombus impatiens


The common eastern bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) is the most commonly encountered bumblebee across much of eastern North America. They can be found in the Eastern Temperate Forest region of the eastern United States, southern Canada, and the eastern Great Plains. Because of their great adaptability, they can live in country, suburbs, and even urban cities. This adaptability makes them a great pollinator species, leading to an increase in their commercial use by greenhouse industry. This increase consequently led to their farther spread outside their previous distribution range. They are considered one of the most important species of pollinator bees in North America.

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Picture credit (public domain): Christopher Johnson


The assembly presented is the BIMP_2.0 assembly submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000188095.2.


Ensembl Metazoa displays the OGSv1.0 gene set from BeeBase. Genes were annotated with a range of de novo pipelines and consolidated with GLEAN [1]. Protein features and cross-references have been computed by Ensembl Metazoa.


  1. The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization.
    Sadd BM et al.. 2015. Genome Biololgy. 16:76.

More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyBIMP_2.0, INSDC Assembly GCA_000188095.2, Apr 2015
Database version95.2
Base Pairs244,287,529
Golden Path Length249,185,056
Genebuild byBeeBase
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceBeeBase

Gene counts

Coding genes15,896
Non coding genes448
Small non coding genes446
Long non coding genes2
Gene transcripts16,344

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