Mayetiola destructor (Mdes_1.0)

Mayetiola destructor Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Mayetiola destructor

The Hessian fly or barley midge, Mayetiola destructor, is a species of fly that is a significant pest of cereal crops including wheat, barley and rye. Though a native of Asia it was transported into Europe and later into North America, supposedly in the straw bedding of Hessian troops during the American Revolution (1775--83). There are usually two generations a year but may be up to five. In the spring the dark-coloured female lays about 250 to 300 reddish eggs on plants, usually where the stems are covered by leaves; the larvae feed on the sap and weaken the plants so that they cannot bear grain.

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Picture credit (public domain): Scott Bauer (ARS)

Assembly

The Mayetiola destructor genome was sequenced and assembled by BCM-HGSC as part of the i5k pilot project.

Annotation

Ensembl Metazoa displays the OGS v1.0 gene set provided by the i5k Workspace [1].

References

  1. The i5k Workspace
    @NAL - enabling genomic data access, visualization and curation of arthropod genomes
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    Poelchau M, Childers C, Moore G, Tsavatapalli V, Evans J, Lee CY, Lin H, Lin JW, Hackett K. 2015. Nucleic Acids Research. 43:D714-9.

More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.

Statistics

Summary

AssemblyMdes_1.0, INSDC Assembly GCA_000149185.1, Mar 2015
Database version106.1
Golden Path Length185,827,756
Genebuild byi5k - five thousand insect genomes
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourcei5k - five thousand insect genomes

Gene counts

Coding genes20,143
Non coding genes250
Small non coding genes249
Long non coding genes1
Gene transcripts22,880

About this species