Ants, Bees, Genomes & Evolution

@ Queen Mary University London

Fire ant genome published

Two papers just out! Our Solenopsis invicta fire ant genome paper is out in PNAS. Win! And a study on fire ant Odorant Binding Proteins in PLoS ONE. Anurag Priyam and are developing a generic BLAST web interface in ruby. It’s already super useful for our fourmidable ant genome database, and I’m sure will be for others working with non-model organisms. (easy to use; less of a hassle to set up than gmod…). Using the server, you can blast ant genome sequences (and predicted genes).

Fire ants on genome 096 cropped large shortened

Photo of fire ants on their genome (C) Romain Libbrecht & Yannick Wurm

February 21, 2011