Genome data from Jerdon’s jumping ant (Harpegnathos saltator)

  • Shelley L. Berger (Contributor)
  • Danny Reinberg (Contributor)
  • Zhiyong Huang (Contributor)
  • Juergen Liebig (Contributor)
  • Pengcheng Yang (Contributor)
  • Xiaodong Fang (Contributor)
  • Roberto Bonasio (Contributor)
  • Greg Donahue (Contributor)
  • Navdeep S. Mutti (Contributor)
  • Qiye Li (Contributor)
  • Pei Zhang (Contributor)
  • Jun Wang (Contributor)
  • Nan Qin (Contributor)
  • Guojie Zhang (Contributor)
  • Cai Li (Contributor)



Presented here is the sequenced genome of Jerdon’s jumping ant (Harpegnathos saltator). The jumping ant has a distinct caste and social behavior system, and its genome offers interesting insights into epigenetics in aging and behavior.

The Illumina Genome Analyzer platform was used to sequence a genomic library, obtaining more than 100-fold coverage of the estimated 330 Mb genome. The draft genomic assembly reached a scaffold N50 size of ~600 kb and covers more than 90% of the ant’s genome.
Date made availableJan 1 2011

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