New Insights in Soil Ecology: SMRT Sequencing Powers Genome Assembly of Parthenogenetic Arthropod

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In a recent BMC Genomics paper, scientists in the Netherlands report a high-quality genome assembly for Folsomia candida, a soil-dwelling arthropod. The organism, which is known for reproducing parthenogenetically (and only when infected with Wolbachia), is frequently used in the lab for toxicity testing.

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http://www.pacb.com/blog/new-insights-soil-ecology-smrt-sequencing-powers-genome-assembly-parthenogenetic-arthropod/?dgcid=raven_md_feed_email

 

Period13 Sep 2017

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  • TitleNew Insights in Soil Ecology: SMRT Sequencing Powers Genome Assembly of Parthenogenetic Arthropod
    CountryNetherlands
    Date13/09/17
    Descriptionhttp://www.pacb.com/blog/new-insights-soil-ecology-smrt-sequencing-powers-genome-assembly-parthenogenetic-arthropod/?dgcid=raven_md_feed_email


    In a recent BMC Genomics paper, scientists in the Netherlands report a high-quality genome assembly for Folsomia candida, a soil-dwelling arthropod. The organism, which is known for reproducing parthenogenetically (and only when infected with Wolbachia), is frequently used in the lab for toxicity testing.
    PersonsDick Roelofs