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Transcriptome of the egg parasitoid Fopius arisanus: an important biocontrol tool for Tephritid fruit fly suppression

Overview of attention for article published in Giga Science, August 2015
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Transcriptome of the egg parasitoid Fopius arisanus: an important biocontrol tool for Tephritid fruit fly suppression
Published in
Giga Science, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13742-015-0075-4
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Bernarda Calla, Sheina B. Sim, Brian Hall, Theodore DeRego, Guang Hong Liang, Scott M. Geib


The Braconid wasp Fopius arisanus (Sonan) has been utilized for biological control of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata), and the oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis), both of which are phytophagous fruit fly pests of economic importance in many tropical and subtropical regions of the world. We have sequenced and assembled the transcriptome of this wasp using tissue from four different life stages: larvae, pupae, adult males and adult females, with the aim to contribute foundational resources to aid in the understanding of the biology and behavior of this important parasitoid. The transcriptome of the parasitic wasp Fopius arisanus was sequenced and reconstructed using a strategy that identified 15,346 high confidence, non-redundant transcripts derived from 8,307 predicted unigenes. In addition, Pfam domain annotations were detected in 78 % of these transcripts. The distribution of transcript length is comparable to that found in other hymenoptera genomes. Through orthology analysis, 7,154 transcripts were identified as having orthologs in at least one of the four other hymenopteran parasitoid species examined. Approximately 4,000 core orthologs were found to be shared between F. arisanus and all four of the other parasitoids. Availability of high quality genomic data is fundamental for the improvement and advancement of research in any biological organism. Parasitic wasps are important in the biological control of agricultural pests. The transcriptome data presented here represent the first large-scale molecular resource for this species, or any closely related Opiine species. The assembly is available in NCBI for use by the scientific community, with supporting data available in GigaDB.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Benin 1 4%
Argentina 1 4%
Unknown 25 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 30%
Researcher 6 22%
Student > Master 5 19%
Librarian 3 11%
Student > Postgraduate 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 1 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 63%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Physics and Astronomy 1 4%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 1 4%

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