Stegodyphus mimosarum Assembly and Gene Annotation
About Stegodyphus mimosarum
Stegodyphus mimosarum is commonly known as the African social velvet spider. Social spiders live in large, communal webs, in which they feed communally and cooperate in prey capture, web maintenance and brood care. Social spiders are highly inbred due to within-colony breeding and a lack of a pre-mating dispersal stage, they are therefore a perfect system to study inbreeding effects in wild animal populations.
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Ensembl Metazoa displays the gene set associated with the study PRJNA222714. Genes were annotated by combining transcriptomic data with de novo prediction and proteomic methods . Protein features and cross-references have been computed by Ensembl Metazoa.
- Spider genomes provide insight into composition and evolution of venom and silk.
Sanggaard KW, Bechsgaard JS, Fang X, Duan J, Dyrlund TF, Gupta V, Jiang X, Cheng L, Fan D, Feng Y et al. 2014. Nature Communications. 5:3765.
|Assembly||Stegodyphus_mimosarum_v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000611955.2, Sep 2014|
|Golden Path Length||2,738,704,917|
|Data source||Spiderlab, Aarhus University|
|Non coding genes||2,038|
|Small non coding genes||2,037|
|Long non coding genes||1|