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Apis mellifera (honey bee)
Representative genome: Apis mellifera (assembly Amel_HAv3.1)
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ID: 48
Organism ImageApis mellifera (honey bee)

The honey bee is a social insect, important for agricultural and biomedical research studies

Lineage: Eukaryota[9838]; Metazoa[4595]; Ecdysozoa[2069]; Arthropoda[1911]; Hexapoda[1754]; Insecta[1716]; Pterygota[1714]; Neoptera[1704]; Endopterygota[1584]; Hymenoptera[262]; Apocrita[250]; Aculeata[158]; Apoidea[81]; Apidae[54]; Apis[5]; Apis mellifera[1]
The honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a valuable organism for study due to its unique behavioral traits and social instincts. A. mellifera is important to the agricultural community as a pollinator and to researchers as a model for studies in immunity and diseases of the X chromosome. These characteristics of the honey bee were instrumental More...


Sequence data: genome assemblies: 7; sequence reads: 25 (See  Genome Assembly and Annotation report)
Statistics: median total length (Mb): 227.093
 median protein count: 10546
 median GC%: 32.5
NCBI Annotation Release:  104

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