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Pogonomyrmex barbatus (Red harvester ant) (Pbar_UMD_V03)

Pogonomyrmex barbatus (Red harvester ant) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Pogonomyrmex barbatus

Pogonomyrmex barbatus is a species of harvester ant from the genus Pogonomyrmex. Its common names include red ant and red harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus). These large ants prefer arid chaparral habitats and are native to the Southwestern United States. Nests are made underground in exposed areas. Their diets consist primarily of seeds, and they consequently participate in myrmecochory, an ant-plant interaction through which the ants gain nutrients and the plants benefit through seed dispersal. Red harvester ants are often mistaken for fire ants, but are not closely related to any fire ant species, native or introduced.

Picture credit: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons (Image source) Taxonomy ID 144034

(Text from Wikipedia.)

More information General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia


The assembly presented here has been imported from INSDC and is linked to the assembly accession [GCA_000187915.1].

The total length of the assembly is 235645958 bp contained within 4645 scaffolds. The scaffold N50 value is 819605, the scaffold L50 value is 81. Assembly gaps span 15575506 bp.


Ensembl Metazoa displaying genes imported from NCBI RefSeq annotation release v101. Small RNA features, protein features, BLAST hits and cross-references have been computed by Ensembl Metazoa.



AssemblyPbar_UMD_V03, INSDC Assembly GCA_000187915.1,
Database version112.1
Golden Path Length235,645,958
Genebuild byNCBI
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceThe Ant Genomics Consortium

Gene counts

Coding genes11,348
Non coding genes1,213
Small non coding genes250
Long non coding genes960
Misc non coding genes3
Gene transcripts21,073