The Leptinotarsa decemlineata genome was recently sequenced and annotated as part of the i5k pilot project by the Baylor College of Medicine. The L. decemlineata research community has manually reviewed and curated the computational gene predictions and generated an official gene set, OGSv1.2. OGSv1.1 is an integration of automatic gene predictions from Maker (performed by Dan Hughes at Baylor College of Medicine) with manual annotations by the research community (done via the Apollo manual annotation software). The coordinates of OGSv1.1 were converted to the latest genome assembly, GCF_000500325.1, using coordinates_conversion and remap-gff3, to generate OGSv1.2.
About the i5k Workspace@NAL
The i5k Workspace (https://i5k.nal.usda.gov) is an inclusive genome portal for any arthropod genome project that would like to make use of our resources. We provide download services, BLAST, the JBrowse genome browser, and the Apollo manual curation service. Over 50 arthropod genomes are now part of the i5k Workspace, and users are encouraged to browse the genomes that we host, and contribute to the curation of each genome. For more information about the i5k Workspace, you can read our paper on the i5k Workspace, view our posters and talks, and find our software projects on github. The Ag Data Commons is now hosting a growing number of i5k Workspace datasets.
About the i5k initiative
The i5k initiative is a transformative project that aims to sequence and analyze the genomes of 5,000 arthropod species. The National Agricultural Library has partnered with the i5k initiative to create the i5k Workspace@NAL, which serves any ‘orphaned’ arthropod genome project's hosting needs. For more information about the i5k initiative, read the paper and visit the website.