Functional and Evolutionary Insights from the Genomes of Three Parasitoid Nasonia Species

Werren, John H., Richards, Stephen, Desjardins, Christopher A., Niehuis, Oliver, Gadau, Jurgen, Colbourne, John K., Beukeboom, Leo W., Desplan, Claude, Elsik, Christine G., Grimmelikhuijzen, Cornelis J.P., Kitts, Paul, Lynch, Jeremy A., Murphy, Terence, Oliveria, Deodoro C.S.G., Smith, Christopher D., van de Zande, Louis, Worley, Kim C., Zdobnov, Evgeny M., Aerts, Maarten, Albert, Stefan, Anaya, Victor H., Anzola, Juan M., Barchuk, Angel R., Behura, Susanta, Bera, Agata N., Berenbaum, May R., Bertossa, Rinaldo C., Bitonda, Marcia M.G., Bordenstein, Seth R., Bork, Peer, Bornberg-Bauer, Erich, Brunain, Marleen, Cazzamali, Giuseppe, Chaboub, Lesley, Chacko, Joseph, Chavez, Dean, Childers, Christopher P., Choi, Jeong-Hyeon, Clarke, Michael E., Claudianos, Charles, Clinton, Rochelle A., Cree, Andrew G., Cristino, Alexandre S., Dang, Phat M., Darby, Alistair C., de Graaf, Dirk C., Devreese, Bart, Dinh, Huyen H., Edwards, Rachel, Elango, Navin, Elhaik, Eran, Ermolaeva, Olga, Evans, Jay D., Foret, Sylvain, Fowler, Gerald R., Gerlach, Daniel, Gibson , Joshua D., Gilbert, Donald G., Graur, Dan, Grunder, Stefan, Hagen, Darren E., Han, Yi, Hauser, Frank, Hultmark, Da, Hunter IV, Henry C., Hurst, Gregory D.D., Jhangian, Shatini N., Jiang, Huaiyang, Johnson, Reed M., Jones, Andrew K., Junier, Thomas, Kadowaki, Tatsuhiko, Kamping, Albert, Kapustin, Yuri, Kechavarzi, Bobak, Kim, Jaebum, Kim, Jay, Kiryutin, Boris, Koevoets, Tosca, Kovar, Christie L., Kriventseva, Evgenia V., Kucharski, Robert, Lee, Heewook, Lee, Sandra L., Lees, Kristin, Lewis, Lora R., Loehlin, David W., Logsdon Jr, John M., Lopez, Jacqueline A., Lozado, Ryan J., Maglott, Donna, Maleszka, Ryszard, Mayampurath, Anoop, Mazur, Danielle J., McClure, Marcella A., Moore, Andrew D., Morgan, Margaret B., Muller, Jean, Munoz-Torres, Monica C., Muzny, Donna M., Nazareth, Lynne V., Neupert, Susanne, Nguyen, Ngoc B., Nunes, Francis M.F., Oakeshott, John G., Okwuonu, Geoffrey O., Pannebakker, Bart A., Pejavar, Vikas R., Peng, Zuogang, Pratt, Stephen C., Predel, Reinhard, Pu, Ling-Ling, Ranson, Hilary, Raychoudhury, Rhitoban, Rechteiner, Andreas, Reese, Justin T., Reid, Jeffrey G., Riddle, Megan, Robertson, Il Hugh M., Romero-Severson, Jeanne, Rosenberg, Miriam, Sackton, Timothy B., Sattele , David B., Schluns, Helge, Schmitt, Thomas, Schneider, Martina, Schuler, Andreas, Schurko, Andrew M., Shuker , David M., Simoes, Zila L.P., Sinha, Saurabh, Smith, Zachary, Solovyev, Victor, Souvorov, Alexandre, Springauf, Andreas, Stafflinger, Elisabeth, Stage, Deborah E., Stanke, Mario, Tanaka, Yoshiaki, Telschow, Arndt, Trent, Carol, Vattathil, Selina, Verhulst, Eveline C., Viljakainen, Lumi, Wanner, Kevin W., Waterhouse, Robert M., Whitfield, James B., Wilkes, Timothy E., Williamson, Michael, Willis, Judith H., Wolschin, Florian, Wyder, Stefan, Yamada, Takuji, Yi, Soojin V., Zecher, Courtney N., Zhange, Lan, and Gibbs, Richard A. (2010) Functional and Evolutionary Insights from the Genomes of Three Parasitoid Nasonia Species. Science, 327 (5963). pp. 343-348.

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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. longicornis. 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-specific genes including diverse venoms; lateral gene transfers among Pox viruses, Wolbachia, and Nasonia; and the rapid evolution of genes involved in nuclear-mitochondrial interactions that are implicated in speciation. 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.

Item ID: 10755
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1095-9203
Keywords: tropical biology and conservation, nasonia, hymenoptera, genomics
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2010 04:34
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0604 Genetics > 060408 Genomics @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060808 Invertebrate Biology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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