Bombus terrestris (Buff-tailed bumblebee) (Bter_1.0)

Bombus terrestris (Buff-tailed bumblebee) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Bombus terrestris

Bombus terrestris, the buff-tailed bumblebee, is one of the most numerous bumblebee species in Europe. It is one of the main species used in greenhouse pollination, and so can be found in many countries and areas where it is not native, such as Tasmania. Moreover, it is a eusocial insect with an overlap of generations, a division of labor, and cooperative brood care. The queen is monandrous which means she mates with only one male. B. terrestris workers learn flower colours and forage efficiently.

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The assembly presented is the Bter_1.0 assembly submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000214255.1.


Ensembl Metazoa displays the genes from NCBI Bombus terrestris Annotation Release 102. Small RNA genes, protein features and cross-references have been annotated by Ensembl Metazoa.


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



AssemblyBter_1.0, INSDC Assembly GCA_000214255.1,
Database version111.1
Golden Path Length248,654,244
Genebuild byNCBI
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceBaylor College of Medicine - HGSC

Gene counts

Coding genes10,587
Non coding genes1,347
Small non coding genes325
Long non coding genes1,022
Gene transcripts24,601