Data from: The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organisation

  • Klaus Hartfelder (Contributor)
  • H. Michael G Lattorff (Contributor)
  • Robin F.A. Moritz (Contributor)
  • Lars S. Jermiin (Contributor)
  • Eva C. Winnebeck (Contributor)
  • Mark J F Brown (Contributor)
  • Jeffrey D. Lozier (Contributor)
  • Eamonn B. Mallon (Contributor)
  • Ariel D. Chipman (Contributor)
  • Martin Beye (Contributor)
  • Jay Evans (Contributor)
  • Monika Marxer (Contributor)
  • Robert M. Waterhouse (Contributor)
  • Christopher Pham (Contributor)
  • Christina Schulte (Contributor)
  • Liezl Francisco (Contributor)
  • Ling Ling Pu (Contributor)
  • Geoffrey Okwuonu (Contributor)
  • Ben M. Sadd (Contributor)
  • Olivier Christiaens (Contributor)
  • Eckart Stolle (Contributor)
  • Matthew Beckers (Contributor)
  • Marianne Otte (Contributor)
  • Frank Hauser (Contributor)
  • Luc Swevers (Contributor)
  • Aarti Venkat (Contributor)
  • Tatsuhiko Kadowaki (Contributor)
  • James C. Carolan (Contributor)
  • Vasco Koch (Contributor)
  • David F. Clarke (Contributor)
  • G. Bloch (Contributor)
  • Peter K. Dearden (Contributor)
  • A. F. Bourke (Contributor)
  • Rebecca Thornton (Contributor)
  • Bart Devreese (Contributor)
  • F. Bernhard Kraus (Contributor)
  • G. E. Robinson (Contributor)
  • Daniela Puiu (Contributor)
  • Stephanie Dreier (Contributor)
  • John G. Oakeshott (Contributor)
  • Inga Nissen (Contributor)
  • Zilá L P Simões (Contributor)
  • Jonathan H. Kidner (Contributor)
  • Dirk C. De Graaf (Contributor)
  • Silvio Erler (Contributor)
  • Seirian Sumner (Contributor)
  • Donna Muzny (Contributor)
  • F. Wolschin (Contributor)
  • Arian Köhler (Contributor)
  • Didac Santesmasses (Contributor)
  • Hugh M. Robertson (Contributor)
  • Jürgen Gadau (Arizona State University) (Contributor)
  • Carolina G. Santos (Contributor)
  • Gabrielle A. Lockett (Contributor)
  • David S Marco Antonio (Contributor)
  • Robin Ngo (Contributor)
  • Ajay Nair (Contributor)
  • Sandra Lee (Contributor)
  • Kerstin P. Blankenburg (Contributor)
  • Reed M. Johnson (Contributor)
  • Nehad Saada (Contributor)
  • Taro Fuchikawa (Contributor)
  • Matthew E. Hudson (Contributor)
  • Alvaro G. Hernandez (Contributor)
  • Mrcia M G Bitondi (Contributor)
  • Julie Blommaert (Contributor)
  • Matthias Van Vaerenbergh (Contributor)
  • Vandita Joshi (Contributor)
  • Matthias Biewer (Contributor)
  • Tiago Falcon (Contributor)
  • Andrew K. Jones (Contributor)
  • Meaghan P. O'Neill (Contributor)
  • Joy Jayaseelan (Contributor)
  • Tanja Gempe (Contributor)
  • Tittu Mathew (Contributor)
  • Erich Bornberg-Bauer (Contributor)
  • Y. Q. Wu (Contributor)
  • Seth M. Barribeau (Contributor)
  • Griet Debyser (Contributor)
  • Lars Chittka (Contributor)
  • Roderic Guigó (Contributor)
  • Richard A. Gibbs (Contributor)
  • Anna K. Bennett (Contributor)
  • Claire E. Johnson (Contributor)
  • Megan Leask (Contributor)
  • Terence Murphy (Contributor)
  • Michael Holder (Contributor)
  • DeNard N. Simmons (Contributor)
  • Kathrin Näpflin (Contributor)
  • Martin Hasselmann (Contributor)
  • Katharina Hoff (Contributor)
  • Marcus Coyle (Contributor)
  • Kimberly K O Walden (Contributor)
  • Björn D. Schmitt (Contributor)
  • Kevin B. Flores (Contributor)
  • Christie Kovar (Contributor)
  • R. Schmid-Hempel (Contributor)
  • Louis du Plessis (Contributor)
  • Nina Rossié (Contributor)
  • P. Schmid-Hempel (Contributor)
  • Jinzhi Niu (Contributor)
  • Jireh Santibanez (Contributor)
  • Steffen Klasberg (Contributor)
  • Monica C. Munoz-Torres (Contributor)
  • David H. Collins (Contributor)
  • Kaat Cappelle (Contributor)
  • Kim C. Worley (Contributor)
  • Steven Salzberg (Contributor)
  • Michelle P M Soares (Contributor)
  • Steven E. Scherer (Contributor)
  • Cornelis J P Grimmelikhuijzen (Contributor)
  • Amy Osborne (Contributor)
  • Peshtewani K. Aqrawi (Contributor)
  • Andrew G. Cridge (Contributor)
  • Fernanda C. Humann (Contributor)
  • Tamas Dalmay (Contributor)
  • Elizabeth Duncan (Contributor)
  • Jiaxin Qu (Contributor)
  • Jisheng Liu (Contributor)
  • Marco Mariotti (Contributor)
  • Ivan Meeus (Contributor)
  • Mark L. Blaxter (Contributor)
  • Guy Smagghe (Contributor)
  • Thomas J. Colgan (Contributor)
  • Christine G. Elsik (Contributor)
  • I. F. Newsham (Contributor)
  • Olav Rueppell (Contributor)
  • Sophie Helbing (Contributor)
  • Gro Amdam (Contributor)
  • Frano Irvine (Contributor)
  • Daniel G. Pinheiro (Contributor)
  • Na Yu (Contributor)
  • Severine D. Buechel (Contributor)
  • Francisco Câmara (Contributor)
  • Evgeny M. Zdobnov (Contributor)
  • Kate L. Ciborowski (Contributor)
  • Stephen Richards (Contributor)
  • Robert Mata (Contributor)
  • Claire Asher (Contributor)
  • Francis M F Nunes (Contributor)
  • Flávia C P Freitas (Contributor)
  • Bertrand Fouks (Contributor)
  • LaRonda Jackson (Contributor)
  • Rossanah Cameron (Contributor)

Dataset

Description

Background: The shift from solitary to social behavior is one of the major evolutionary transitions. Primitively eusocial bumblebees are uniquely placed to illuminate the evolution of highly eusocial insect societies. Bumblebees are also invaluable natural and agricultural pollinators, and there is widespread concern over recent population declines in some species. High-quality genomic data will inform key aspects of bumblebee biology, including susceptibility to implicated population viability threats. Results: We report the high quality draft genome sequences of Bombus terrestris and Bombus impatiens, two ecologically dominant bumblebees and widely utilized study species. Comparing these new genomes to those of the highly eusocial honeybee Apis mellifera and other Hymenoptera, we identify deeply conserved similarities, as well as novelties key to the biology of these organisms. Some honeybee genome features thought to underpin advanced eusociality are also present in bumblebees, indicating an earlier evolution in the bee lineage. Xenobiotic detoxification and immune genes are similarly depauperate in bumblebees and honeybees, and multiple categories of genes linked to social organization, including development and behavior, show high conservation. Key differences identified include a bias in bumblebee chemoreception towards gustation from olfaction, and striking differences in microRNAs, potentially responsible for gene regulation underlying social and other traits. Conclusions: These two bumblebee genomes provide a foundation for post-genomic research on these key pollinators and insect societies. Overall, gene repertoires suggest that the route to advanced eusociality in bees was mediated by many small changes in many genes and processes, and not by notable expansion or depauperation.,RAD tag (SgrAI) derived SNPs from Bombus impatiensRAD tag (SgrAI) derived SNPs from Bombus impatiens from Sadd et al. (2015) "The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organisation"Filtered_Bombus_imp_AEgenome.vcf,
Date made availableApr 24 2015
PublisherDRYAD

Cite this