Dwarf Honey Bee Genome Project
Dwarf honey bee
About the Project
The BCM-HGSC is sequencing the genome of the dwarf honey bee (Apis florea). This primitively social bee has simple hives and a simplified waggle dance. This sequencing along with the bumble bee is part of the Honey bee genome refinement project and funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute.
A preliminary draft whole genome shotgun assembly is available. The assembly used the data from 20 fold genome sequence coverage in 454 fragment technology and 2.8 fold sequence coverage in 8kb 454 paired end libraries.
Access to the Data
The long term home of the A. florea genome is Beebase.
The 454 sequence reads are available from the NCBI Sequence Read Archive.
Blast data will be posted when it becomes available and will include:
Linearized chromosome and unplaced scaffold sequences
Bin0 unassembled reads and Repeat reads
For the honey bee model organism database see BeeBase.
For information on related large-scale sequencing projects see the International Genome Consortium Database.