This assembly was generated using 101 bp paired-end Illumina HiSeq2000 reads generated from three libraries: a 180 bp insert ‘fragment’ library, a 1.5 kb ‘jump’ library, and a 38 kb ‘fosill’ library. Sequencing template for the fragment and jump libraries was derived from genomic DNA extracted from a single individual, which was preserved by freezing at -80C. Native genomic DNA was used for the fragment library and whole genome amplified DNA was used for the jump library. Template for the fosill library was generated from a pooled extraction of many individuals. Reads were assembled at the Broad Institute using the ALLPATHS LG algorithm, with the Haploidify option enabled to address high allelic heterozygosity in the template.[no-lexicon]

Genome Size (bp): 
Scaffold N50 (bp): 
18 068 499
Scaffold count: 
Release date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Originally isolated from El Salvador, isofemale subcolony selection was performed prior to genome sequencing. For more details click here.

Gene sets

18 Oct 2016
13 Aug 2015
22 Aug 2014
25 Feb 2014
20 Jun 2013

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