Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three parasitoid nasonia species

John H. Werren, Stephen Richards, Christopher A. Desjardins, Oliver Niehuis, Juergen Gadau, John K. Colbourne, Leo W. Beukeboom, Claude Desplan, Christine G. Elsik, Cornelis J P Grimmelikhuijzen, Paul Kitts, Jeremy A. Lynch, Terence Murphy, Deodoro C S G Oliveira, Christopher D. Smith, Louis De Van Zande, Kim C. Worley, Evgeny M. Zdobnov, Maarten Aerts, Stefan AlbertVictor H. Anaya, Juan M. Anzola, Angel R. Barchuk, Susanta K. Behura, Agata N. Bera, May R. Berenbaum, Rinaldo C. Bertossa, Márcia M G Bitondi, Seth R. Bordenstein, Peer Bork, Erich Bornberg-Bauer, Marleen Brunain, Giuseppe Cazzamali, Lesley Chaboub, Joseph Chacko, Dean Chavez, Christopher P. Childers, Jeong Hyeon Choi, Michael E. Clark, Charles Claudianos, Rochelle A. Clinton, Andrew G. Cree, Alexandre S. Cristino, Phat M. Dang, Alistair C. Darby, Dirk C. De Graaf, Bart Devreese, Huyen H. Dinh, Rachel Edwards, Navin Elango, Eran Elhaik, Olga Ermolaeva, Jay D. Evans, Sylvain Foret, Gerald R. Fowler, Daniel Gerlach, Joshua D. Gibson, Donald G. Gilbert, Dan Graur, Stefan Gründer, Darren E. Hagen, Yi Han, Frank Hauser, Da Hultmark, Henry C. Hunter Iv, Gregory D D Hurst, Shalini N. Jhangian, Huaiyang Jiang, Reed M. Johnson, Andrew K. Jones, Thomas Junier, Tatsuhiko Kadowaki, Albert Kamping, Yuri Kapustin, Bobak Kechavarzi, Jaebum Kim, Jay Kim, Boris Kiryutin, Tosca Koevoets, Christie L. Kovar, Evgenia V. Kriventseva, Robert Kucharski, Heewook Lee, Sandra L. Lee, Kristin Lees, Lora R. Lewis, David W. Loehlin, John M. Logsdon, Jacqueline A. Lopez, Ryan J. Lozado, Donna Maglott, Ryszard Maleszka, Anoop Mayampurath, Danielle J. Mazur, Marcella A. McClure, Andrew D. Moore, Margaret B. Morgan, Jean Muller, Monica C. Munoz-Torres, Donna M. Muzny, Lynne V. Nazareth, Susanne Neupert, Ngoc B. Nguyen, Francis M F Nunes, John G. Oakeshott, Geoffrey O. Okwuonu, Bart A. Pannebakker, Vikas R. Pejaver, Zuogang Peng, Stephen Pratt, Reinhard Predel, Ling Ling Pu, Hilary Ranson, Rhitoban Raychoudhury, Andreas Rechtsteiner, Justin T. Reese, Jeffrey G. Reid, Megan Riddle, I. I. Hugh M Robertson, Jeanne Romero-Severson, Miriam Rosenberg, Timothy B. Sackton, David B. Sattelle, Helge Schlüns, Thomas Schmitt, Martina Schneider, Andreas Schüler, Andrew M. Schurko, David M. Shuker, Zila L P Simões, Saurabh Sinha, Zachary Smith, Victor Solovyev, Alexandre Souvorov, Andreas Springauf, Elisabeth Stafflinger, Deborah E. Stage, Mario Stanke, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Arndt Telschow, Carol Trent Selina Vattathil, I. I. Eveline C Verhulst, Lumi Viljakainen, Kevin W. Wanner, Robert M. Waterhouse, James B. Whitfield, Timothy E. Wilkes, Michael Williamson, Judith H. Willis, Florian Wolschin, Stefan Wyder, Takuji Yamada, Soojin V. Yi, Courtney N. Zecher, Lan Zhang, Richard A. Gibbs

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Abstract

We report here genome sequences and comparative analyses of three closely related parasitoid wasps: Nasonia vitripennis, N. giraulti, and N. tongicomis. Parasitoids are important regulators of arthropod populations, including major agricultural pests and disease vectors, and Nasonia is an emerging genetic model, particularly for evolutionary and developmental genetics. Key findings include the identification of a functional DNA methylation tool kit; hymenopteran-spedfic genes including diverse venoms; lateral gene transfers among Pox viruses, Wolbachia, and Nasonia; and the rapid evolution of genes involved in nuclearmitochondrial interactions that are implicated in spedation. Newly developed genome resources advance Nasonia for genetic research, accelerate mapping and cloning of quantitative trait loci, and will ultimately provide tools and knowledge for further increasing the utility of parasitoids as pest insect-control agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-348
Number of pages6
JournalScience
Volume327
Issue number5963
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2010

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Werren, J. H., Richards, S., Desjardins, C. A., Niehuis, O., Gadau, J., Colbourne, J. K., Beukeboom, L. W., Desplan, C., Elsik, C. G., Grimmelikhuijzen, C. J. P., Kitts, P., Lynch, J. A., Murphy, T., Oliveira, D. C. S. G., Smith, C. D., Van Zande, L. D., Worley, K. C., Zdobnov, E. M., Aerts, M., ... Gibbs, R. A. (2010). Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three parasitoid nasonia species. Science, 327(5963), 343-348. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1178028