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Oncopeltus fasciatus Official Gene set v1.1

The Oncopeltus fasciatus genome was recently sequenced and annotated as part of the i5k pilot project by the Baylor College of Medicine.
The O. fasciatus research community has manually reviewed and curated the computational gene predictions and generated an official gene set, OGSv1.1.

Oncopeltus fasciatus has been an established lab organism for over 60 years, and has been used for a wide range of studies from physiology to development and evolution. As a relatively conservative and generalized species, it affords a baseline against which other species can be compared.

For example, this species has the same piercing and sucking type mouthparts as its less benign relatives, including the blood-sucking kissing bug, Rhodnius prolixus, and the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, which are disease vector and agricultural pest species, respectively. Unlike the pest species, the benign, seed-feeding Oncopeltus can be functionally investigated in the lab by RNA interference (RNAi). Comparing the genomes, and conducting experimental lab work in Oncopeltus, will help to identify unique features of the pest species, and thus inform management strategies for them.

More generally, Oncopeltus is a key species for comparisons across the insects. It is one of the few experimentally tractable hemimetabolous species that can ground comparisons with the completely metamorphosing species of the Holometabola (e.g., flies, beetles, wasps). Topics investigated in this framework include reproductive biology and development of the legs, wings, body segments, extraembryonic membranes, and overall establishment of the body plan.

This dataset presents the Oncopeltus fasciatus Official Gene Set (OGS) v1.1. The OGS is an integration of automatic gene predictions from Maker (done by Dan Hughes at Baylor) with manual annotations by the research community (done via Web Apollo).

If you wish to use this dataset, please follow the Baylor College of Medicine's conditions for data use: https://www.hgsc.bcm.edu/bcm-hgsc-conditions-use

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Vargas Jentzsch, Iris M.
Hughes, Daniel S.T.
Poelchau, Monica
Robertson, Hugh M.
Benoit, Joshua B.
Rosendale, Andrew J.
Armisén, David
Duncan, Elizabeth J.
Vreede, Barbara M.I.
Jacobs, Chris G.C.
Berger, Chloe
Burnett, Denielle L.
Chang, Chun-che
Chen, Yen-Ta
Chipman, Ariel D.
Cridge, Andrew
Crumière, Antonin
Dearden, Peter
Erezyilmaz, Deniz F.
Extavour, Cassandra
Friedrich, Markus
Horn, Thorsten
Hsiao, Yi-min
Jones, Jeffery W.
Jones, Tamsin E.
Khila, Abderrahman
Leask, Megan
Lovegrove, Mackenzie R.
Lu, Hsiao-ling
Lu, Yong
Nair, Ajay
Palli, Subba R.
Pick, Leslie
Porter, Megan L.
Refki, Peter N.
Rivera Pomar, Rolando
Roth, Siegfried
Sachs, Lena
Santos, Maria Emilia
Seibert, Jan
Sghaier, Essia
Shukla, Jayendra N.
Suzuki, Yuichiro
Tidswell, Olivia
Traverso, Lucila
van der Zee, Maurijn
Viala, Severine
Richards, Stephen
Panfilio, Kristen A.
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Genome/Genetics Data
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Poelchau, Monica
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Sharma, A.I., Yanes, K.O., Jin, L., Garvey, S.L., Taha, S.M., Suzuki, Y. (2016), The phenotypic plasticity of developmental modules, EvoDevo 7(15):1-14

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Agricultural Research Service
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005:037 - Department of Agriculture - Research and Education
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005:18 - Agricultural Research Service
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