Bombyx mori (domestic silkworm)
Representative genome: Bombyx mori (assembly Bmori_2016v1.0)
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ID: 76
Organism ImageBombyx mori (domestic silkworm)

Pheromones were initially identified in silkworms, which are now studied for silk quality improvement

Lineage: Eukaryota[8702]; Metazoa[4228]; Ecdysozoa[1839]; Arthropoda[1689]; Hexapoda[1558]; Insecta[1520]; Pterygota[1519]; Neoptera[1511]; Endopterygota[1402]; Lepidoptera[778]; Glossata[777]; Ditrysia[776]; Bombycoidea[15]; Bombycidae[3]; Bombycinae[3]; Bombyx[3]; Bombyx mori[1]
The silkworm Bombyx mori has been domesticated for silk production for about 5,000 years and intensively studied. As a result, knowledge of its biology and genetics is the most advanced of any lepidopteran species. Comparison with its wild ancestor B. mandarina provides the opportunity to examine the effects of artificial selection leading More...

Summary

Sequence data: genome assemblies: 5; sequence reads: 2 (See  Genome Assembly and Annotation report)
Statistics: median total length (Mb): 429.019
 median protein count: 27309
 median GC%: 38.1769
NCBI Annotation Release:  103

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