i5K: Lucerne flea
Lucerne flea (Sminthurus viridis)
Image source: Owain Edwards
Contact: Owain Edwards
Size (or size of nearest relative): 230 - 450 MBp
Keywords (and why important): Evolutionary branching
Representative of Symphypleona, Collembola. Phylogenetic importance to resolve the phylogeny of apterygote hexapods, pest species. Suitable genetic material for genome size estimates and genome sequencing are available (-80°C) at the ZFMK, Bonn. ESTs will be sequenced in the 1KITE project.