Danaus plexippus plexippus (F-2) Assembly and Gene Annotation
About Danaus plexippus
Each autumn millions of the migratory Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus, undergo a long-distance migration of up to 4,000 km from eastern North America to their wintering grounds in central Mexico. During this migration, the Monarch uses a time-compensated sun compass to allow them to maintain a southerly direction. In addition to the great opportunities for studying circadian clockwork and the molecular basis of long-distance migration, the mimicry complex formed by the Monarch and the Viceroy butterflies offers insights into adaptive evolution.
Picture credit (Creative Commons BY 2.0): Thomas Bresson 2010
Ensembl Metazoa displays the genes from NCBI Danaus plexippus plexippus Annotation Release 100. Small RNA features, protein features and cross-references have been annotated by Ensembl Metazoa.
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|Assembly||Dplex_v4, INSDC Assembly GCA_009731565.1,|
|Golden Path Length||248,676,414|
|Data source||Princeton University|
|Non coding genes||1,359|
|Small non coding genes||670|
|Long non coding genes||689|